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Francis Danby had settled in Bristol in 1813 and at first he only made watercolours of the local scenery. This is one of his earliest oil paintings. We are looking across the river Avon at the vast abutment which supports Windsor Terrace; the curved terrace of the Paragon is on the left. In Danby's time, access to the Somerset side of the gorge would have been by Rownham Ferry and the woods were little frequented.
oil on panel
47 x 62.9 cm