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On the Tavy

A simple painting, this work by Widgery gives a basic landscape view of the River Tavy in the Dartmoor area. Coincidentally, his son Frederick John Widgery would also depict this...

Henry Langford

The clothing and age of the sitter suggest that this portrait was painted in the 1790s....

Woodbury Common

Widgery is well-known throughout Devon for his extraordinary sketch collection - consisting of 500-600 works - which he bestowed upon the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in the occasion of his...

In Peamore Park, Devon

Peamore House and Park are located near Shillingford St George. It was regularly painted by both Francis Towne and John White Abbott. John Nash (1752-1835) and George Stanley Repton (1786-1858),...

Brittle star

Brittle stars, or ophiuroids, are echinoderms closely related to starfish. They have long, slender, and flexible arms which they use to crawl along the sea bed. Oegophiurida are an extinct...

Handaxe

This quartzite handaxe comes from South Africa. Handaxes were multi-purpose tools that would have been very useful for cutting up animal carcasses. This example dates to the Lower Palaeolithic, over...

Matau

Marine life was integral to people’s diet. Prior to European contact, the Maori relied on natural materials to make fishhooks. Shell, bone (sometimes human), ivory, wood and stone were used...