Coastal Scene by Frederick John Widgery (1861-1942). Oil on canvas. H 183 x W 107 cm. Collection: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Accession no. 259/2008, given by the artist in 1931.

Widgery was known for his coastal and marine paintings as well as his moorland scenes, and worked with oils as well as watercolours. He did full justice to the coastal scenery of Devon and Cornwall. This painting is full of interest, with several people on a short wooden pier, a rowing boat and a yacht on the water, and a marked contrast of colours from the sunset glow. There seems to be some surface damage to the canvas.

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


Coastal Scene. Art UK. Web. 18 April 2024.

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.

Created 18 April 2024