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Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s Featured August Image

Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

A line of two elephants and three camels passing Newquay Railway Station. There is a man in costume riding the second elephant. Possibly from the Bostock and Wombwell Menagerie. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Animals, Carnival, Circus, Cornish, Fair, Mahout, Rider, Vehicle

The Boy Jacka, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) Featured August Image

The Boy Jacka, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1886-1888. Full length portrait of boy against a green door. 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. Tuke painted over 13 portraits of quay scamp and deckhand Jack Jacka Rowing (Rolling) between 1886 and 1888. Rowling eventually became a diver for the Liverpool Salvage Company. Many of Tuke's models, like Phillip Harvey at Newlyn and Edwin Neddy Hall in Falmouth, were local fishermen, mariners, or shipworkers


Playing Field Opening, Lanlivery, Cornwall. August 1993 Featured August Image

Playing Field Opening, Lanlivery, Cornwall. August 1993

County Councillor, Meg Breckon, cuts the ribbon to officially open Lanlivery's new playing field. It was funded with local donations, Cornwall County Council and the National Playing Fields Association. The field will be used as a focal point for village activities as well as a general play area and for school use for football matches. From left to right: Howard Roberts, Chair Lanlivery Parish Council; Terry Bonney, Parish Councillor; Meg Breckon, County Councillor; Warren and Helen Nicholls, Lostwithiel Mayor and Mayoress. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker