Thomas Luny, Beach Scene at Teignmouth

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)


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


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 × 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 × 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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