Ponies on Dartmoor, by William Widgery (1822-1893). Oil on canvas. H 74.3 x W 151 cm. Collection: Torre Abbey Museum, Torquay. Accession no. A7, given by Harry Geen, c.1942.

This peaceful scene shows several ponies, two of them handsome greys and the others black and chestnut, beside a small, high-banked moorland stream. In the foreground, low, typically variegated moorland plants cling to the rough ground, spreading into an area illuminated by the last glow of sunlight. There are craggy hills in the distance and the sky is cloudy above the golden-bright horizon. There is nothing dull or featureless about this lovely moorland scene.

Image download and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. The image is available on Art UK under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence (CC BY-NC-SA).


Ponies on Dartmoor. Art UK. Web. 20 April 2024.

Created 20 April 2024