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Background imageWoman 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 imageWoman 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 imageWoman 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 imageWoman Collection: St Marys Church, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1870

St Marys Church, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1870
The west front of St Marys Church. View taken from the High Cross end looking towards St Marys Street. A very early photograph. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was first consecrated in 1259

Background imageWoman Collection: Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Full length portrait of a lady holding a book. Philip M. Correll (1992) identified the woman as " The school lady of the day"

Background imageWoman Collection: Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890

Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890
Four people on the steps flanking Court Cocking. Photographer: Edward Ashton

Background imageWoman Collection: Mrs Phillips of Goonere, Scorrier, Gwennap, Cornwall. October 1907

Mrs Phillips of Goonere, Scorrier, Gwennap, Cornwall. October 1907
Portrait of an elderly lady, Mrs Phillips. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageWoman Collection: Onion man, Penzance, Cornwall. 1898

Onion man, Penzance, Cornwall. 1898
Onion Man (known as an Onion Johnny, if from France) with children and an employee of T.F. Hosking, manure, seed etc. merchant

Background imageWoman Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Promenade looking west towards Newlyn. The Mounts Bay Hotel is in the foreground with The Lizard Serpentine Works and Drews Serpentine Works behind. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: Annie Rowney, Leghe Suthers (1856-1924)

Annie Rowney, Leghe Suthers (1856-1924)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th / early 20th century. John Lees, or Leghe Suthers was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester

Background imageWoman 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 imageWoman 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 imageWoman Collection: Earthenware Figure of Dolly Pentreath, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Earthenware Figure of Dolly Pentreath, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
A standing figure of Dolly Pentreath carrying a basket of fish in a hod held to her head by a black band. Dating from the 19th century

Background imageWoman 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 imageWoman Collection: Waterfall outside Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Probably around 1910

Waterfall outside Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Probably around 1910
A group of women and children stand beside the waterfall outside Waterfall Gardens with the new Carvedras Viaduct in the background

Background imageWoman 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 imageWoman Collection: Pelike, Southern Italy

Pelike, Southern Italy
A fawnware pelike, painted reddish brown, with a painted representation of a female face with wings on either side, dating from around 320 BC

Background imageWoman Collection: Two ladies and a little girl of the Tamblyn family of Ivy House, Mitchell, St Newlyn East

Two ladies and a little girl of the Tamblyn family of Ivy House, Mitchell, St Newlyn East, Cornwall. 8th November 1908
A Tamblyn family group of two ladies and a little girl. Miss Mary Tamblyn was a draper and tea dealer at the post office during the period around 1906. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageWoman 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 imageWoman Collection: Girl Leaning on a Ledge, Artist Unknown

Girl Leaning on a Ledge, Artist Unknown
Oil on canvas. This painting, catalogued as being by an unknown artist, appears to be an exact copy of part of Two Women at a Window

Background imageWoman Collection: Cornish fishwife with cawl, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall

Cornish fishwife with cawl, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893
Titled Cornish fishwife with cawl. In Cornwall, a cawl is a basket for carrying fish. The main exhibition site was a field at the top of Lemon Street

Background imageWoman Collection: South Island Giant Moa (Dinornis robustus) Right Leg, Castle Hill Station, Canterbury

South Island Giant Moa (Dinornis robustus) Right Leg, Castle Hill Station, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
This extinct, flightless bird lived in New Zealand. The largest of the species reached 3.6 meters and its only predator was the Hst eagle, until the first Polynesian settlers arrived in the 1200s

Background imageWoman Collection: Lady riding side-saddle, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Lady riding side-saddle, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Lady riding side-saddle, with the Headland Hotel, Newquay in the background. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageWoman Collection: Charles Woolf and Dorothy Dudley in a country lane near Relubbus, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1969

Charles Woolf and Dorothy Dudley in a country lane near Relubbus, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1969
Photographer Charles Woolf and historian, teacher and archaeologist Dorothy Dudley are standing in a country lane near Relubbus, in summer. Charles Woolf has a camera around his neck

Background imageWoman Collection: North side of the harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s

North side of the harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View looking back towards the inner harbour from the outer harbour wall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: 1894 flood, St Ives, Cornwall. November 1894

1894 flood, St Ives, Cornwall. November 1894
Flood damage after the inundation of 12 November 1894. Showing back yards and children. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageWoman Collection: New Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1910

New Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1910
Building on New Street. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: Kimberley Park, Falmouth, Cornwall. 1910-1920

Kimberley Park, Falmouth, Cornwall. 1910-1920
" Dulcie in the Park". This photograph was taken by a family from Barnet, London. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: Passmore Edwards Free Library, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Passmore Edwards Free Library, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: The Egyptian House, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

The Egyptian House, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
Chapel Street, with The Egyptian House foreground right, looking towards St Marys Church. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
Top of Market Jew Street with Humphrey Davys statue in the mid ground

Background imageWoman Collection: Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910

Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910
Top of Market Jew Street with Humphrey Davys statue in the mid ground. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageWoman Collection: Lands End, Cornwall. 1907

Lands End, Cornwall. 1907
First and Last House - E. James and John Charles Burrow and photographer with camera set up. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageWoman Collection: Hospital Day collection in Truro, Cornwall. 1910s

Hospital Day collection in Truro, Cornwall. 1910s
Collecting, probably for the Red Cross, during the First World War. The collecting box has " Hospital Day Collection" printed on it

Background imageWoman Collection: Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1910

Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1910
Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWoman Collection: St John Ambulance collection, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. October 1915

St John Ambulance collection, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. October 1915
Woman pinning a flag onto a gentlemans lapel for British Red Cross Our Day collection on Lemon Street. Woman collecting money for wounded soldiers at the front

Background imageWoman Collection: The Signal Station, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1910-1914

The Signal Station, Newquay, Cornwall. Around 1910-1914
The Signal Station was built in 1833 then demolished and replaced by the Newquay War Memorial in 1920/21. The War Memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Cornwall on Tuesday 24 May 1921

Background imageWoman Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910
The Promenade looking east back towards central Penzance from outside The Lizard Serpentine Works. The Queens Hotel is on the near left with the Mounts Bay Hotel beyond


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