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F. J. Widgery 1861 Watercolour Doone Valley Exmoor

F. J. Widgery 1861 Watercolour Doone Valley Exmoor Frederick J Widgery 1861-1942 Watercolour %%alt5%% %%alt6%%
We are offering for sale this lovely and large watercolour/gouache by the artist Frederick John Widgery, who has signed the painting F. J. Widgery in the lower left hand corner and inscribed it below the edge of the mount 'The Doone Valley Exmoor'. The painting depicts the Doone Valley on Exmoor.

Doone Valley is not marled on the Ordnance Survey maps it is a place with a name invented by literature but of solid reality and beauty, promoted for encouraging visitors, and so becoming a name in reality.

The name 'Doone Valley' refers to the steep-cut valley of the Badgworthy Water, the combes which feed into it and the lands around it. It was the home of the legendary Doones, a family of seventeenth-century outlaws whose legend was brought to the page by R.D. Blackmoore's classic novel "Lorna Doone". Blackmoore was inspired by the wild Exmoor landscape of the valley, which infuses the novel.

FREDERICK JOHN WIDGERY, 1861-1942, was the younger son of the famous artist WILLIAM WIDGERY, 1826-1893. He was a very prolific landscape and coastal painter. He studied at Exeter School of Art, under Verlat in Antwerp and under Herkomer at Bushey. He was a magistrate, Lord Mayor of Exeter in 1903-4, Chairman of Exeter Public Art Gallery and a Captain in the Volunteers. He painted landscapes of South West England, especially Dartmoor and the cliffs and moors of Devon and Cornwall. He lived in Exeter. Examples of his work may be found in Exeter museum.

His biographical details may be found in all the major art reference books. He exhibited 5 paintings at the Royal Academy, 3 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 3 at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and 6 at the Royal Oil Painters Institute. Auction results may be found at (748 listings), (299) and (281). His works are often listed in Hislop's Guide to the UK Art Market, where, in 2006, 46 watercolours were sold at Bearne's at prices between £250 and £2,500, an average price of £500.

The painting has been newly double mounted in two tone acid free mountboard to complement and is newly framed in a 2 inch gilt frame. It will be supplied with new brass hangers, new brass picture wire and will be ready to hang.

Image size: 21 x 17 3/4 inches - 53.35 x 45.05cm

Frame size: 30 5/8 x 24 inches - 77.8cm x 61cm

Medium: Watercolours and gouache on card

Condition: Excellent condition with no foxing or fading. The mounts and frame are new.
£495.00  UK
$616.28  USA
579.45  EU
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Date 1890-1920  Late Victorian Antiques Material Card Origin English Artist Frederick J.Widgery Item code as237a2298 Status For Sale

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