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Taunton and the West

A lost world in the paintings of Harry Frier

Fore Street in Taunton, 1862 Taunton Castle Courtyard Tone Bridge in Taunton, unchanged today Staplegrove Inn in Taunton The beach at Minehead

Harry Frier was a prolific watercolour artist who worked in Somerset for more than 30 years.  

Born in 1849, he lost the sight in one eye but continued to paint.  In 1883 he moved to Taunton with his wife Kate Dyer, also an artist.

Many of the landscape scenes he depicted are still recognisable today, while other views of Taunton and surrounds reveal a world that has now been lost forever.

 

Images: Copyright South West Heritage Trust - 267/1989/20, 267/1989/21, 267/1989/4, 18/1995/58, 267/1989/9

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