View on the Wye

‘View on the Wye’ by William Payne, c.1809-1810. The painting depicts a landscape, the river is a central focus: a group of five figures seen right on a pathway beside a river. One man carries the sails from a boat. Beside him a woman. A rowing boat is seen on the river just near them. On the left hills (cliff faces), trees, boulders and a path along the river with further figures in the distance. William Payne (c.1776-c.1830) was an English painter and engraver who based himself in Exeter. This piece is a re-working of one of Payne’s favourite scenes, first visited in either 1791 or 1793. The River Wye, the subject of this painting, runs from Wales through Herefordshire to the Severn estuary, and is known for its meandering route through rural landscapes, and steep sided river banks.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
oil on canvas
Common Name
View on the Wye
Simple Name
Full Name
View on the Wye
stretcher height 1088 mm; stretcher length 1659 mm; frame height 1274 mm; frame length 1846 mm
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Production Person Initials
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
c 1809-1810
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Production Town
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
S9BA; 2390

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