Devon, Trip to Eddystone Lighthouse,

Devon, Trip to Eddystone Lighthouse,

c. 1875 uk

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Devon, Trip to the Smeaton Eddystone Lighthouse, oil painting, circa 1875, by Frederick A. Winkfield, a lighthouse on a rocky promontory with a steamship and sailing boats out to sea, signed in the bottom left hand corner. 310 x 218 mm, contained in original gilt frame.

Frederick A. Winkfield,(Fl. 1873 - 1920).

Recommended by the Royal Society, civil engineer John Smeaton modelled the shape on an oak tree, built of granite blocks. Construction started in 1756 and the light was first lit on 16 October 1759.

It remained in use until 1877 when erosion to the rocks under the lighthouse caused it to shake from side to side whenever large waves hit.
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