'' Near Bantham, South Devon ''
Oil on board
24 x 16 in (60 x 40 cm) framed approx
Provenance: Fred Keetch Ltd, Taunton
A beautiful late 19th/early 20th century oil on board seascape near Bantham, South Devon by Frederick John Widgery. Excellent quality and rare example of the artist's work in oil. Signed lower right. Presented in a gilt frame. Excellent condition with inscription and provenance labels verso.
Ready to hang.
Frederick John Widgery (May 1861 – 27 January 1942), was an English artist who painted landscapes and coastal scenery in Devon and Cornwall.
Frederick was the younger son of William Widgery (1826 – 1893), a self-taught artist. He studied at the Exeter School of Art and went on to the South Kensinton Museum School and then to Antwerp, studying under Charles Verlat at the National Art School.
Returning to England, he studied at Hubert von Herkomer's School at Bushey in Hertfordshire and in 1903 became Mayor of Exeter. Frederick's sister, Julia (Widgery) Slaughter, was also a portrait and landscape painter.
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