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Beach Gallery

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Choose from 114 pictures in our Beach collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


After the Bathe, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) Featured Print

After the Bathe, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th century / early 20th century. Portrait of a nude adolescent boy drying himself with towel. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York. In 1859 the family moved to Falmouth, where his father Daniel Tuke, a physician, established a practice. Tuke was encouraged to draw and paint from an early age and some of his earliest drawings, aged four or five years old, were published in 1895. In 1875, he enrolled in the Slade School of Art. Initially his father paid for his tuition but in 1877 Tuke won a scholarship, which allowed him to continue his training at the Slade and in Italy in 1880. From 1881 to 1883 he was in Paris where he met the artist Jules Bastien-Lepage, who encouraged him to paint en plein air (in the open air) a method of working that came to dominate his practice. While studying in France, Tuke decided to move to Newlyn, Cornwall where many of his Slade and Parisian friends had already formed the Newlyn School of painters. He received several lucrative commissions there, after exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy of Art in London. In 1885, he returned to Falmouth where many of his major works were produced. He became an established artist and was elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1914. Tuke suffered a heart attack in 1928 and died in March 1929. In his will he left generous amounts of money to some of the men who, as boys, had been his models. Today he is remembered mainly for his oil paintings of young men, but in addition to his achievements as a figurative painter, he was an established maritime artist and produced as many portraits of sailing ships as he did human figures. He was a prolific artist, over 1,300 works are listed and more are still being discovered

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The Riots Group Committee, Newquay, Cornwall. 1897 Featured Print

The Riots Group Committee, Newquay, Cornwall. 1897

A photograph of the Riot Committee set up to object to the building of the Headland Hotel on the site known as Fistral Meadow, taken around the time of the riots on 31st August 1897. The proposed site of the hotel had previously been used as land on which farmers grazed livestock and local fishermen dried their nets. The proposals of architect, Silvanus Trevail, threatened to ruin their livelihoods. When building work commenced, outraged farmers and fishermen rushed to the site, where they tore down the wooden works office and valuable tools and planks of wood were hurled off the cliff onto the beach. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Road Bridge at Polzeath, St Minver, Cornwall. Late 1930s Featured Print

Road Bridge at Polzeath, St Minver, Cornwall. Late 1930s

The road bridge in the photograph, taken from the bank of the stream looking across the road to the top of the beach and over to Pentireglaze, was probably constructed in the late 1930s. Some probable evidence of its construction can be seen in the right centre ground of image TRURI:MIVph.10 where a workman's hut, cement mixer and temporary foot bridge are visible in the area of the stream where the bridge was constructed. Pentireglaze is now known as New Polzeath, probably to reflect the housing development that has taken place over this area in the de. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC