Dawlish Warren, Devon

Description
At a time when people believed in the beneficial qualities of the seaside and when Britain was going to war with France, the English coast became more popular than abroad. In 1836, the year this watercolour was painted, Brunel surveyed a route across south Devon. He preferred to tunnel through the cliffs to avoid the sea wall. In 1846 the first passenger train ran.
Accession Loan No.
46/1956/5
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour on paper
Common Name
Dawlish Warren, Devon
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Dawlish Warren, Devon
Dimensions
actual H 97 mm; actual length 121 mm; frame H 571 mm; frame length 438 mm
Production Person Surname
Abbott
Production Person Initials
John White
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837)
Production Date
21/09/1836
Production Year Low
1836
Production Year High
1836
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
Dawlish Devon JWA Septr 21. 1836 Fanny; 2

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