Historical paintings of the Exe Estuary

27 Mar

The following documents have been kindly compliled by the Exmouth Historical and Archaelogical Society as part of the LiCCo project. They show how the coastline around the Exe Estuary would have looked in the 19th and early part of the 20th Centuries, as seen through the eyes of both resident and visiting artists. These paintings tell us a great deal about the evolution of the local coastline, particularly when viewed alongside old ordnance survey maps of the time. The paintings themselves are supported by text which gives more detail about the lives of the artists responsible.