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The Newlyn School were a group of artists who settled in Newlyn in the 1880s and painted scenes of life in the local fishing community. Although most famous for painting outdoors -en plein air- these artists were also highly skilled at painting interiors, which included cottages, schools, sail lofts, workshops and scenes posed in the artists' own homes and studios.The exhibition explores the lives of Newlyners through these paintings, bringing together a fine selection of interiors depicting domestic scenes of contemplation and grief as well as cheerful card games, reading and other pastimes.Including works from both public and private collections, some works have rarely, if ever, been exhibited at a public gallery in Cornwall.

14 artworks
The Health of the Bride
Photo credit: Tate

The Health of the Bride 1889

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947)

Oil on canvas

H 152.4 x W 200 cm

Tate

The Jubilee Hat
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The Jubilee Hat 1887

Frank Wright Bourdillon (1851–1924)

Oil on canvas

H 92 x W 67.5 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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Photo credit: Bowerman Charitable Trust

Mending Nets

Mending Nets, 1903 - Edwin Harris. Bowerman Charitable Trust

Dinner Time – Ambrose Rouffignac in the Sail Loft
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Dinner Time – Ambrose Rouffignac in the Sail Loft 1883

Henry Scott Tuke (1858–1929)

Oil on canvas

H 31.5 x W 50.5 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The Mariner's Sunday School
Photo credit: Heritage Doncaster

The Mariner's Sunday School 1897

William Holt Yates Titcomb (1858–1930)

Oil on canvas

H 112 x W 151 cm

Heritage Doncaster

Primitive Methodists at Prayer
Photo credit: Dudley Museums Service

Primitive Methodists at Prayer 1889

William Holt Yates Titcomb (1858–1930)

Oil on canvas

H 130 x W 89 cm

Dudley Museums Service

A Hopeless Dawn
Photo credit: Tate

A Hopeless Dawn 1888

Frank Bramley (1857–1915)

Oil on canvas

H 122.6 x W 167.6 cm

Tate

Time Moveth Not, our Being 'tis that Moves
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Time Moveth Not, our Being 'tis that Moves 1882

Walter Langley (1852–1922)

Watercolour on paper

H 92 x W 56 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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Photo credit: Private Collection

A Quiet Afternoon

A Quiet Afternoon, 1882 - Walter Langley. Private Collection

'By hammer and hand, all arts doth stand' (The Forge)
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

'By hammer and hand, all arts doth stand' (The Forge)

William Banks Fortescue (1850–1924)

Oil on canvas

H 91.5 x W 71.5 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Young Apprentice (Newlyn Copperworks)
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Young Apprentice (Newlyn Copperworks)

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947)

Oil on canvas

H 76.5 x W 61.5 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The Cornish Pasty
Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

The Cornish Pasty 1885

Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859–1912)

Drypoint on paper

H 20 x W 26.5 cm

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Finery
Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

Finery

Leghe Suthers (1856–1924)

Oil on canvas

H 74 x W 103 cm

Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

The Harbour Window
Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts

The Harbour Window 1910

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947)

Oil on canvas

H 112.5 x W 86.7 cm

Royal Academy of Arts

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Photo credit: Bowerman Charitable Trust

Treasure Island

Treasure Island, 1920 - Stanhope Forbes. Bowerman Charitable Trust

The 22 January 1901 (Reading the News of the Queen’s Death in a Cornish Cottage)
Photo credit: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

The 22 January 1901 (Reading the News of the Queen’s Death in a Cornish Cottage) 1901

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947)

Oil on canvas

H 96.4 x W 124 cm

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

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Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

A Game of Cut-Throat Euchre

A Game of Cut-Throat Euchre, 1909 - Frank Gascoigne Heath. Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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Photo credit: Private Collection.

A Game of Old Maid

A Game of Old Maid, c.1890 - Elizabeth Forbes. Private Collection.

Reflections
Photo credit: Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust

Reflections 1916

Harold C. Harvey (1874–1941)

Oil on canvas

H 49.5 x W 45 cm

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust

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Photo credit: Bowerman Charitable Trust

Titbits

Titbits, 1929 - Harold Harvey. Bowerman Charitable Trust