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Thomas Luny, Beach Scene at Teignmouth

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
Beach Scene at Teignmouth
Date
1823
Medium and support
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Overall height: 22 cm, Overall width: 30 cm
Artist
Thomas Luny (1759-1837)
Catalogue Number
TN80
Signature
  • Lower left
  • Signed and dated lower left on driftwood ‘Luny 1823’

Description

The marine painter Thomas Luny moved to fashionable Teignmouth, Devon, in mid-1807, probably for health reasons and stayed until his death thirty years later. His home there on Teign Street became known as Thomas Luny House. This painting of men-of-war, a fishing boat and figures onshore is typical of Luny’s picturesque Teignmouth coastal scenes (see TN6). A closely comparable painting dated a year before the present picture is at Worcester College, Oxford (fig. 1).

1822. Oil on canvas, 28.9 x 39.8 cm. Worcester College, University of Oxford (182).

Figure 1.
Thomas Luny, Men-of-War and Figures on the Shore at Teignmouth, 1822. Oil on canvas, 28.9 x 39.8 cm. Worcester College, University of Oxford (182).


Digital image courtesy of Worcester College, University of Oxford. (All rights reserved)

by Emily Burns

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