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Background imagePainting Collection: The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915)

The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1887. This painting was inspired by the poem The Ringers of Launcells Tower by Rev. R.S. Hawker of Morwenstow in his book Cornish Ballads and Other Poems

Background imagePainting Collection: Tamsin Blight, the White Witch of Helston, William Jones Chapman (1808-1872)

Tamsin Blight, the White Witch of Helston, William Jones Chapman (1808-1872)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1856. A portrait of an elderly woman wearing a bonnet and shawl, seated in a chair. Thomasine Blight (1793-1856), known locally as Tammy Blee

Background imagePainting Collection: The Tea Table, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Tea Table, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil painting on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920. The painting shows a mealtime scene around the kitchen table. A traditional Cornish range is pictured in the background

Background imagePainting Collection: Irene, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)

Irene, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
Oil on board, 1975. Bryan Pearce was born in St Ives in 1929 and suffered from the then unknown condition Phenylketonuria, which affects the normal development of the brain

Background imagePainting Collection: Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)

Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
Oil on board, 1959. Bryan Pearce was born in St Ives in 1929 and suffered from the then unknown condition Phenylketonuria, which affects the normal development of the brain

Background imagePainting Collection: Courtyard in Newlyn leading through to Myrtle Cottage, Fred Millard (1857-1937)

Courtyard in Newlyn leading through to Myrtle Cottage, Fred Millard (1857-1937)
Oil on panel, Newlyn School, around 1890. This painting depicts the courtyard of Myrtle Cottage, where the female students of Stanhope Forbes painting school lodged before the First World War

Background imagePainting Collection: Ships in a Harbour, Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)

Ships in a Harbour, Eugene Boudin (1824-1898)
Oil on panel, French School, 19th century. Eugene Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors

Background imagePainting Collection: James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown

James Polkinghorne, the Cornish Wrestler, Artist Unknown
Oil on canvas, English School, 19th century. In the 15th century, wrestling was the national sport of Cornwall and historical sources have written that, at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415

Background imagePainting Collection: J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, early 20th century. John Davies Enys (1837-1912) was born at Enys, near Penryn, Cornwall, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1861

Background imagePainting Collection: House in the Trees at Hampstead, John Constable (1776-1837)

House in the Trees at Hampstead, John Constable (1776-1837)
Oil on board, English School, 1821. John Constable was the son of wealthy miller in Bergholt, Suffolk. His family did not approve of his vocation as an artist but he joined the Royal Academy Schools

Background imagePainting Collection: The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)

The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)
Oil on panel, English School, late 18th / early 19th century. Thomas Stothard was born in London and was apprenticed to a draughtsman of silk pattern designs in Spitalfields

Background imagePainting Collection: The Archers, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

The Archers, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1915. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Italy to American parents. He studied at the Florence Academy and in 1874 began studies in Paris

Background imagePainting Collection: Madonna and Child, Rogier van der Weyden (1399-1464)

Madonna and Child, Rogier van der Weyden (1399-1464)
Oil on panel, Dutch School, 15th century. Dutch artist Rogier van der Weyden was one of the most profound and influential painters of the 15th century

Background imagePainting Collection: Ruins in the East, Prosper Marilhat (1811-1847)

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

Background imagePainting Collection: Against Regatta Day, Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947)

Against Regatta Day, Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School. Born in Dublin, Stanhope Forbes is regarded as the founder and leader of the Newlyn School. He attended Lambeth School of Art

Background imagePainting Collection: The Market Square, Concarneau, Charles Bryant (1883-1937)

The Market Square, Concarneau, Charles Bryant (1883-1937)
Oil on board, 20th century. Charles David Jones Bryant was a marine painter from New South Wales, Australia who arrived in the UK in 1908

Background imagePainting Collection: Still Life, Walter Langley (1852-1922)

Still Life, Walter Langley (1852-1922)
Oil on board, Newlyn School, late 19th / early 20th century. Walter Langley was born in Birmingham, the eighth of eleven children of William Langley, a tailor, and his wife, Mary Ann

Background imagePainting Collection: A Concert Party, Artist Unknown

A Concert Party, Artist Unknown
Oil on board, Dutch / Flemish School, 17th century. The painting was previously known as Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Leicester at Kenilworth and attributed to Dirk Hals (1591-1656)

Background imagePainting Collection: Two Children Singing, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)

Two Children Singing, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
Oil on canvas, English School, 17th century. Sir Peter Lely was a painter of Dutch origin who spent the majority of his career in England where he became the pre-eminent portrait painter to

Background imagePainting Collection: William Hayler Bishop, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

William Hayler Bishop, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th / early 20th century. Portrait of elderly gentleman with grey beard and moustache, dressed in dark suit and tie

Background imagePainting Collection: Study for the carter in The Lighting Up Time, Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947)

Study for the carter in The Lighting Up Time, Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th century. The Lighting Up Time was completed in 1902 and there are several studies for different elements of the painting in existence

Background imagePainting Collection: John Couch Adams (1819-1892), Artist Unknown

John Couch Adams (1819-1892), Artist Unknown
Oil on canvas, English School, 19th century. John Couch Adams was born in 1819 on a farm in Laneast, near Launceston. From an early age he was fascinated by astronomy

Background imagePainting Collection: The Gullett Family, John Opie (1761-1807)

The Gullett Family, John Opie (1761-1807)
Oil on canvas, English School, circa 1786. This family portrait by the Cornish artist John Opie, shows Christopher Gullet, Clerk of the Peace for Devon

Background imagePainting Collection: Christ Mocked, Annie Walke (1877-1965)

Christ Mocked, Annie Walke (1877-1965)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1928. Annie Walke studied at Chelsea School of Art and under Augustus John at the London School of Art

Background imagePainting Collection: Art gallery, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893

Art gallery, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893
A view of the art gallery, with tables and chairs in the centre of the gallery. The art exhibition included work by the artist Dorothy Worden

Background imagePainting Collection: The Shrimper, Richard Harry Carter (1839-1911)

The Shrimper, Richard Harry Carter (1839-1911)
Oil on canvas, English School. Richard Harry Carter was born in Truro and became one of the buyers in Cornwall of copper for the smelting firm of Vivian & Sons, Swansea


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