A Bird's-eye Map View of the Kingswear Peninsula with a Wind Dial

George Spencer Hoffman (1875 - 1950)
National Trust Inventory Number 85142

Category Paintings
Date 1927 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 876 x 1753 mm (34 ½ x 69 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Coleton Fishacre, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Coleton Fishacre, Devon, South West, National Trust

This bird's eye view painting of the peninsula is full of amusing visual puns; a parson is stuck in the mud at Parsons Mud and a boy is being spanked on Slappers Hill.

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, A Bird's-eye Map View of the Kingswear Peninsula with a Wind Dial by George Spencer Hoffman (1875 - 1950), bottom right: SPENCER HOFFMAN – 1927. An overmantel of an aerial map view of the surrounding area and promontory of Coleton Fishacre. A semi-circular depression at top accommodates a circular two tone blue wind dial with gold and black letters with points of compass.

Provenance

Acquired with the house in 1982

Marks and inscriptions

Signed b.r. Spencer Hoffman 1927

Makers and roles

George Spencer Hoffman (1875 - 1950)

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Place of origin England (243257)
Materials Metal (167700)
Oil paint (8244)
Wood (126322)
Category Paintings (12604)
Collection Coleton Fishacre, Devon (Accredited Museum) (4682)
Periods 20th century (174097)
Maker George Spencer Hoffman (1875 - 1950) (1)
Subjects Kingswear (1)
Object Type Oil painting (11584)

Record Status

Enhanced

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