Harvest Moon, Exmoor by Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942). Watercolour. Illustration for Presland, facing p.122.

Here is another of Widgery's atmospheric paintings of his beloved moorlands. Presland writes, "Anyone who has seen Exmoor, as Mr. Widgery has seen and loved and painted it, on a still September night, under the mellow splendour of the harvest moon, high above the infinite shadowy blue of the horizon and the misty moor, has seen a rare loveliness he must travel far to match" (122).

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Presland, John. Lynton and Lynmouth: A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland. Illustrated by F. J. Widgery. London: Chatto & Windus, 1919. Internet Archive, from a copy in Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Web. 18 April 2024.

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