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Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
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A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
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The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
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Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
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Blackfords printing works book-binding room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Blackfords printing works book-binding room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Point, Devoran, Feock, Cornwall. 1857
Point, Devoran, Feock, Cornwall. 1857
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Fishing boats, Polperro, Cornwall. Possibly 1940s
Fishing boats, Polperro, Cornwall. Possibly 1940s
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Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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Rock Mill with Treffry Viaduct/Aqueduct in the background, Luxulyan, Cornwall. 1909
Rock Mill with Treffry Viaduct/Aqueduct in the background, Luxulyan, Cornwall. 1909
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View from the cliff over the slipway and cottages behind, Porthgwarra, Cornwall
View from the cliff over the slipway and cottages behind, Porthgwarra, Cornwall
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Carvedras Smelting Works, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1892
Carvedras Smelting Works, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1892
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William Arthur Chesterfield, Victoria Pier, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1982
William Arthur Chesterfield, Victoria Pier, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1982
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The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Featured Print

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit. Leswidden China Clay Works, near St Just, was a more primitive works than the larger, more mechanised works in the St Austell area. The pit was closed before 1942. Harold Harvey was one of the few successful artists of the period who was born and raised in Cornwall. He grew up surrounded by the industry he would later paint and counted many of the working people he depicted as friends. He originally studied under Norman Garstin, but also visited Paris as a young man where he was greatly influenced by the Post-Impressionist movement. His earlier work was very much influenced by Stanhope Forbes, though it changed as he grew older, his brushwork becoming less thick and his forms more simple. Some of his later work shows a period stylisation but without the Picasso influences of his contemporaries Ernest and Dod Procter. Harvey continued to work right up to his death in 1941

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Bill Harvey with his fishing boat, Alpha, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
Bill Harvey with his fishing boat, Alpha, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
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Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1831
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Surface Workers, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s
Surface Workers, Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s
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The Active pilchard cellar, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1900
The Active pilchard cellar, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1900
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Bill Harvey inspecting fishing nets, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. June 1903
Bill Harvey inspecting fishing nets, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. June 1903
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Chapel Rock / Peak Rock, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860s
Chapel Rock / Peak Rock, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860s
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Towan Head, Newquay, Cornwall. 1900
Towan Head, Newquay, Cornwall. 1900
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The outer harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Around 1920s or early 1930s
The outer harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Around 1920s or early 1930s
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St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
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St Michaels Mount, Mounts Bay, Cornwall. Late 1890s
St Michaels Mount, Mounts Bay, Cornwall. Late 1890s
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The harbour light, Victoria Pier, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1982
The harbour light, Victoria Pier, Mevagissey, Cornwall. 1982
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Mounts Bay fishing boat, Cornwall. Late 1800s / early 1900s
Mounts Bay fishing boat, Cornwall. Late 1800s / early 1900s
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St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Featured Print

St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1935. Harold Harvey was one of the few successful artists of the period who was born and raised in Cornwall. He grew up surrounded by the industry he would later paint and counted many of the working people he depicted as friends. He originally studied under Norman Garstin, but also visited Paris as a young man where he was greatly influenced by the Post-Impressionist movement. His earlier work was very much influenced by Stanhope Forbes, though it changed as he grew older, his brushwork becoming less thick and his forms more simple. Some of his later work shows a period stylisation but without the Picasso influences of his contemporaries Ernest and Dod Procter. Harvey continued to work right up to his death in 1941. The painting is, in essence, a portrait of two miners, Nicholas Grenfell and Sydney Angove, who were lifelong friends of the artist. They had both worked at Botallack and Geevor mines before each retired due to ill health. They are posed in Harvey's studio in front of a backdrop of a scene from a Malayan tin mine. In the late 1920s cheaper tin from Malaya undercut the price of Cornish tin and many miners emigrated in search of work. The painting, therefore, could be seen as much a comment on the decline of the tin mining industry in Cornwall as it is a celebration of the Cornish diaspora

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Group of miners, probably at Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. 20th February 1923
Group of miners, probably at Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. 20th February 1923
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Fishing boats, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Fishing boats, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Scawswater Mill, Idless, Cornwall. Around 1914-1918
Scawswater Mill, Idless, Cornwall. Around 1914-1918
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Scawswater Mill, Idless, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Scawswater Mill, Idless, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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St Ives Consols Mine, St Ives, Cornwall. 17th June 1910
St Ives Consols Mine, St Ives, Cornwall. 17th June 1910
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Bill Harvey hanging skate, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
Bill Harvey hanging skate, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
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Transporting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Transporting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
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Carting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Carting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
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Loading flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Loading flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
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Girl with Arum lilies, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Girl with Arum lilies, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
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Unidentified building under construction, possibly the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road
Unidentified building under construction, possibly the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road
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Spy pilchard cellar, Newquay, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Spy pilchard cellar, Newquay, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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Unidentified building under construction, possibly the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro Cornwall. Early 1900s Featured Print

Unidentified building under construction, possibly the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro Cornwall. Early 1900s

Three men are standing on the scaffolding in the foreground with two further men in the distance. The same three men appear to be in a photograph of the Malpas Road warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. The architect of the HTP warehouse was Alfred J. Cornelius and the building was completed in 1911. It was later converted into 9 apartments as part of the Poltisco Wharf development. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910
View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910
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Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980
Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980
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The Mill, Grampound, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Mill, Grampound, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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The village blacksmith, Goonhavern, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The village blacksmith, Goonhavern, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Fish Market, Padstow, Cornwall. 1968
Fish Market, Padstow, Cornwall. 1968
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Sandycroft electric winding engine, Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. Around 1909
Sandycroft electric winding engine, Giew Mine, St Ives Consols, Cornwall. Around 1909
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Bill Harvey mending a lobster pot, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
Bill Harvey mending a lobster pot, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1903
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Two fishermen standing in their boat offshore, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1898
Two fishermen standing in their boat offshore, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. 1898
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Remains of pilchard cellars, Port Gaverne, St Endellion, Cornwall. 1973
Remains of pilchard cellars, Port Gaverne, St Endellion, Cornwall. 1973
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Hauling boats up the slipway using the old capstan, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Hauling boats up the slipway using the old capstan, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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The cove and bay with crab and lobster pots, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The cove and bay with crab and lobster pots, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Looking up the slipway to the capstan, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Looking up the slipway to the capstan, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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