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The Orchard (A Study into the Sun)

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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An early work by Birch that shows many similarities to the work of Gotch, Forbes and other members of the early 'Newlyn Colony'. Birch went on to develop his own style which was much more impressionistic and less formal: these are the works for which he is best known.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum



The Orchard (A Study into the Sun)




oil on canvas


H 45.5 x W 60 cm

Accession number

PEZPH : 1989.59

Acquisition method

transferred from the Borough Council offices, c.1945–1974

Work type



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