On the Lyd, Devon, by William Widgery (1822-1893). 1875. Oil on canvas. H 45.8 x W 30.7 cm cm. Collection: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Accession no. 141/1978x.

There is some fine if not minutely close detail: ferns and undergrowth in the foreground, ivy on the tree-trunks, slender, leafless blanched birches among the thriving ones with their golden leaves. It makes a very attractive view.

Image download and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. The image is available on Art UK under the terms of a Creative Commons zero licence (CC0).


Moore, the Rev. Thomas. The History of Devon from the Earliest Period to the Present. British Library copy of 1823 in Google Books. Free Ebook.

On the Lyd, Devon. Art UK. Web. 20 April 2024.

Created 20 April 2024