Chalk Stream, Exmoor, North Devon

Ethel Birch, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in circa 1870s. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Chalk streams are streams that flow through chalk hills towards the sea. They are typically wide and shallow, and due to the filtering effect of the chalk their waters are alkaline and very clear. Chalk streams are popular with fly fishermen.
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Measurements
490 x 353mm
Media
watercolour on paper
Description
Watercolour scene of a stone arched bridge over a stream between some hills. A figure is crossing the bridge holding a stick with a hanging bag on it, a flock of sheep is following behind.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of W Birch, 1922.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
1922

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Accession Number:
1922/2/13

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