Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Porthmeor Studio Window, St Ives

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Torre Abbey Museum

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Buy a print or image licence

If you like this artwork you can support the collection by purchasing a reproduction as a framed OR unframed art print. We offer a selection of professionally made frames that will make your purchase look great in your home, office or other preferred setting.

Need a digital version for your site or publication? You can purchase a digital licence from Art UK and download an electronic copy of this reproduction.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

The setting for this painting was an administrative studio of the Arts Council overlooking Porthmeor beach. A study was made in 1980 and was intended as the basis for an oil painting, although it was not until 1994 that the artist realised it would form a good background for a still life.

Born in Blackpool, Johnson studied at Salford and Manchester Schools of Art before painting full time in 1960 at a Manchester studio. He lived and worked in St Ives, and later Teignmouth, although he has now returned to St Ives.

Torre Abbey Museum



Porthmeor Studio Window, St Ives




oil on board


H 70 x W 90.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method


Work type


Torre Abbey Museum

Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue