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The Clay Pit

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Harold Harvey was one of the few native Cornish painters. He originally studied under Norman Garstin, but also visited Paris as a young man. 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.

Royal Cornwall Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    67.5 x 80.5 cm

  • Accession number

    TRURI : 1995.29

  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and individual donors, 1995

Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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