Edwin Edwards (1823 – 1879) was a successful English artist who now is little known. Edwards didn’t become a professional artist until he was 38. He concentrated on etchings and landscapes of his native England. He was well liked and had many clients. About 54 of his works were accepted by the prestigious Royal Academy. He presented very realistic views of life in contemporary England.
This etching shows Lynmouth harbour with a sailing boat in the foreground. The village of Lynmouth is glimpsed through the rigging.