Bruce Windo (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on Acid-free BoardSize:
14" x 21" (360mm x 530mm)Date:
1983This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Bruce Windo.
The first lighthouse (Winstanley's) was swept away in a powerful storm, killing its architect and five other men in the process. The second (Rudyard's) stood for fifty years before it burned down. The third (Smeaton's) is renowned because of its influence on lighthouse design and its importance in the development of concrete for building; its upper portions were re-erected in Plymouth as a monument.
The first lighthouse, completed in 1699, was the world's first open ocean lighthouse, although the Cordouan Lighthouse off the western French coast preceded it as the first offshore lighthouse.
This is the beautiful original watercolour by Bruce Windo, originally commissioned for Tell Me Why and published in the World Of Knowledge Annual 1983, of the original Eddystone Lighthouse.