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Goring Mill and Weir, Oxfordshire

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Born in Newcastle in 1841, Hemy's first passions were for the sea and his Catholic faith. In his twenties he settled on becoming a painter. Part of his artistic training took place in Antwerp where he produced religious scenes. He illustrated his travels round England before settling in a large house in Falmouth to concentrate on painting marine scenes, always 'from life'. This painting is typical of Hemy's earlier works, when he worked in a style influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite artists.

Victoria Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 106 cm

  • Accession number

    BATVG : P : 1900.34

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Miss N. S. Hope, 1900


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