Skip to main content
emoji_people
Please order early for Christmas to avoid disappointment. More details here...
card_giftcard
[email protected]
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004

Rocks Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 84 pictures in our Rocks 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

© RIC

East side of Polzeath beach, St Minver, Cornwall. 1907 Featured Print

East side of Polzeath beach, St Minver, Cornwall. 1907

Pentire Point from the area of Polzeath beach marked on the 1908 Ordnance Survey maps as Crockett Haven. The steps to the right of the picture lead up to an area then known as Pentireglaze, but now known as New Polzeath. The name change to New Polzeath was probably to reflect the housing development that has taken place over the decades since this photograph was taken. Two men are walking up the steps and a number of people are on the rocks above the beach. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

© From the collection of the RIC

Millook Haven, Poundstock, Cornwall. 1905 Featured Print

Millook Haven, Poundstock, Cornwall. 1905

A view of the beach at Millook Haven showing the contorted strata in the cliffs. There is a man standing in the left foreground. In 2014, the Geological Society launched a list of 100 Great Geosites across the UK and Ireland. The cliffs at Millook Haven were chosen for the “spectacularly folded series of inter-bedded sandstones and shales originally deposited deeply under water. The folds are recumbent and have a characteristic chevron shape that tends to form when strongly layered rocks are buckled”. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

© From the collection of the RIC