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This painting was very personal to both Kenneth and his wife, Eleanor. In 1958, when Kenneth was painting at the fashionable Cubitt’s Yacht Basin, near Richmond Bridge, the couple met for the first time. Eleanor was staying on a barge there, when she was intrigued to see a young artist sketching. When she asked to see his work she was amazed to see the quality of his drawings. A romance blossomed and they were soon married.
The painting was acquired by Richard Harris and immediately presented to Falmouth Art Gallery a year after the exhibition entitled 'Kelly's Hero – the Remarkable Art of Kenneth Newton' in 2004. Eleanor agreed to sell it to Richard so the work would be preserved in Falmouth together with the Richard Harris Gift.
oil on canvas
H 76.2 x W 114 cm
acquired through The Richard Harris Gift, 2005