On the Beach at Exmouth, Devon 1840 by Dennis Melling
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A digital painting, using classics in DAP, of the beach at Exmouth
Source of original out of copyright black & white image: The Ports, Harbours, Watering Places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain 1840 by William Finden

Gutenberg Project Library.
Exmouth – original text as in the above book:
The town of Exmouth, as its name imports, is situated at tlie mouth of the Ex, one of the largest rivers in Devonshire, which, rising in Exmoor, in Somersetshire, flows past Tiverton, Exeter, and Topsham, and after a course of about seventy miles discharges itself into the sea.
In the reign of King John, Exmouth appears to have been a port of some consequence; and in 1347 it furnished ten ships and one hundred and ninety-three mariners to the grand fleet assembled by Edward III. for his expedition against Fi’ance. In the reign of Henry VIII., Lcland calls it “a fisschar tounlet,” in which state it appears to have continued till about the middle of the last century, when it began to increase, in consequence of the number of persons visiting it for th.e sake of sea-bathing.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 2 years ago

    Great painting Dennis

  • Thank you very much Gilberte :)
    I used to live just along the coast from here – Dartmouth area.

    – Dennis Melling

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    Perggals© - St...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you – greatly appreciated :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • timmburgess
    timmburgessalmost 2 years ago

    !
    Used to live in Exmouth , has changed lots since this image, nice work dennis…timm

  • Thank you Timm :)
    Nothing stays the same and I am afraid that many do not change for the better :(
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

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    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago


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