A Bird's-eye Map View of the Kingswear Peninsula with a Wind Dial
||1927 (signed and dated)
||Oil on panel
||876 x 1753 mm (34 ½ x 69 in)
|Place of origin
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.
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.
Acquired with the house in 1982
Marks and inscriptions
Signed b.r. Spencer Hoffman 1927
Makers and roles
George Spencer Hoffman (1875 - 1950)