Frederick Richard Lee

The Exhibition includes two paintings by Frederick Richard Lee, plus a portrait of him and information about his life and his family.   The portrait is a large and impressive one, by Briggs, R.A.  and when the Broadgate Estate was sold in 1919, on the instructions of Lee’s daughter, Mrs. Hibbert, this portrait was purchased by Mr C E Roberts on behalf of the North Devon Athanaeum.

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This isn’t the best of photographs, but if looks mean anything, he looks a kindly man.  He was remarkable not just as an eminent landscape artist but also as a yachtsman – in later life he sailed to Australia in his yacht Linda.

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