Blue plaque № 10625 in Exmouth

Francis Danby A.R.A.
1793-1861
A renowned landscape painter who came to live in Exmouth in 1841. His work was much influenced by the sunsets of the Exe estuary. He lived at the now demolished Shell House which was situated in the far left corner of the cricket field below. He became a talented boat builder constructing his yacht the Dragon Fly on the Maer. The boat subsequently sank in a storm, although rescued hi died shortly afterwards.
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