A View of the River Teign, Looking up River from Teignmouth towards Dartmoor

‘A View of the River Teign, Looking up River from Teignmouth towards Dartmoor’ by Thomas Luny, c.1831. The painting depicts a group of fishermen and women unloading the day’s catch from a ship on the beach with views up to Dartmoor.

Luny used some artistic licence when creating this scene. Shaldon Bridge, completed in 1826-27, is not shown. The cliffs on the right do seem a little steep. This is because when the railway was built in 1846 along the sea shore, the line was put on an embankment alongside the estuary. This altered the visual effect of the coast by reducing the apparent height of the cliffs.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
285/1982
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
A View of the River Teign, Looking up River from Teignmouth towards Dartmoor
Simple Name
painting
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837)
Production Town
Teignmouth
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
c 1831
Production Person Initials
Thomas
Production Person Surname
Luny
Production Year Low
1830
Production Year High
1832

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A View of the River Teign, Looking up River from Teignmouth towards Dartmoor