Thomas LUNY

1759—1837

Thomas Luny was born at St Ewe in Cornwall but his family soon moved to London. He first exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1777, subsequently exhibiting at the RA from 1780-93. He ceased painting and joined the Royal Navy until 1807, when he moved to Teignmouth, probably for health reasons. There he resumed his painting career despite suffering so badly from arthritis that he could only paint with brushes strapped to his wrists.