East View of the East Gate, Exeter

Exeter’s East Gate is shown with buildings on either side. The figures in the foreground are out of scale. A man approaches the gate arch on horseback; another waves a cane in conversation in the foreground. Seagulls fly above.

The East Gate was first built by the Romans, who built the walls round the city. William the Conqueror laid siege to the city of Exeter from the East Gate in 1086. During the early-17th Century the building was used as the Salutation Inn. The Gate was eventually pulled down in 1784. This painting was likely executed as a memorial or record of the East Gate.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
64/2004/2
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
East View of the East Gate, Exeter
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
; 9695
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1786
Production Person Initials
John
Production Person Surname
Hayman
Production Year Low

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East View of the East Gate, Exeter