The First Paddle Steamer to Navigate the Exe up to Exeter

‘The First Paddle Steamer to Navigate the Exe up to Exeter’, an oil on canvas attributed to artist W.H. Cox, c. 1832. The painting depicts a study of a paddle steamer sailing along the river Exe. A figure stands on the deck pointing the way. At the time this painting was executed paddle steamers were a new sight, and made water travel much more efficient.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
44/1929
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
The First Paddle Steamer to Navigate the Exe up to Exeter
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
W H Cox 1832
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837)
Production Town

Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1832
Production Person Initials
W H
Production Person Surname
Cox
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The First Paddle Steamer to Navigate the Exe up to Exeter