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Ruins in the East, Prosper Marilhat (1811-1847) Featured Print

Ruins in the East, Prosper Marilhat (1811-1847)

Oil on canvas, French School, 19th century. Oil on canvas, French School, 19th century. Born in Auvergne, central France in 1811, Prosper Marilhat was encouraged to paint from an early age, joining the studio of the French Romantic painter, Camille Roqueplan, in 1829. When he was twenty, after one of his paintings was shown at the Paris Salon of 1831, Marilhat was invited by the diplomat and botanist, Charles von Hugel, to join one of his expedition to the Middle East. As a result, Marilhat spent two years in Egypt, where he took numerous notes and sketches, building his reputation as an orientalist painter. Orientalism, is a term used to describe the 19th century romanticism of the East through painting, poetry and literature. The subject of this painting, Ruins in the East, is typical of the orientalist fantasy and nostalgia that often take the form of ruins. Marilhat's short career focussed on painting Islamic architecture, landscapes and portraits. In modern times, orientalism is seen more critically. In his book, Orientalism, published in 1978, the writer and critic Edward Said denounced orientalist expressions in Western art as demeaning and colonialist


Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967 Featured Print

Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1967

A view of the church from Market Square (or Commercial Square). Warren and Son bakers and confectioners, the Wellington Hotel, Andy's Gift Shop and Angwin Brothers the butchers are shown on the right hand corner of the square. The butcher's shop was once the Capital and Counties Bank. Photographer: Charles Woolf

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Gymnasium at Tehidy, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1916-1918 Featured Print

Gymnasium at Tehidy, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1916-1918

Interior of gymnasium with young men on the horse, parallel bars and other apparatus, probably during the First World War. The manor of Tehidy was owned by the Basset family who prospered from mining and their vast estate. The 40 bedroom mansion house was built in 1855 to replace the earlier mansion of 1734. The manor was sold in 1916 ending 700 years of Basset rule. The house was acquired for the treatment of tuberculosis sufferers and handed over to Cornwall County Council on Whit Monday 20th May 1918. The fire devastated the building two weeks after the hospital opened and it was rebuilt by the County Council. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

© From the collection of the RIC