Cross at Chagford

Description
William Widgery used Dartmoor crosses as dramatic focal points in several paintings. In 1887, the year of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, he built a granite cross on Bray Tor, near Lydford to celebrate the occasion.
Accession Loan No.
K230
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
Cross at Chagford
Medium
oil
Common Name
Cross at Chagford
Production Person Surname
Widgery
Production Person Initials
William
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Collection Class
Paintings
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1869
Production Year Low
1869
Production Year High
1869
Topography Village
Chagford; Lydford
Topography Building Keyword
monument
Inscription / Transcription
W Widgery 1869; Wm Widgery; Granite Cross, Dartmoor, To whom, in days long flown, the suppliant knee In trembling homage bow’d W Widgery, 87 South Str Exeter
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:36
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:46:36

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