An excellent & vibrant watercolour by Nathaniel H J Baird
( fl 1883 - 1935 ) Signed to the front right.
The scene is that of the Strand at Topsham near Exeter
looking towards the Lighter Inn and featuring
" The Ship Inn " The Strand is well known for its Dutch
influenced buildings and mostly constructed of briquettes ( see below)
Topsham, the former port of Exeter, was renowned
for the number of inns at a time when Dutch ships
unloaded their wares including briquettes used as
ballast, before taking on mostly wool.
Lovely condition and housed in an attractive gilt frame
which is perfect with no damage
Frame size: Height 62cm
Painting: Height 35cm
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