Capital outing for the Cornish workers immortalised in paint

The arrival in Newlyn of well-heeled “foreigners” armed with paint-boxes and easels during the 1880s must have been an unnerving experience for local people.

Their fey ways, affluent lifestyles and insistence on capturing on canvas the everyday lives of villagers were about as alien to the residents of Street-an-Nowan or Tolcarne as a pilchard jumping out of its net and singing the National Anthem.

  1. The Quarry Team by Stanhope Forbes and Portrait Of A Fisherman by Percy Craft are among the exhibits in the Amongst Heroes show

    The Quarry Team by Stanhope Forbes and Portrait Of A Fisherman by Percy Craft are among the exhibits in the Amongst Heroes show

  2. Against Regatta Day by Stanhope Forbes and (right) St Just Tin Miners by Harold Harvey

What’s more, these artists were even prepared to pay

Article source: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Capital-outing-Cornish-workers-immortalised-paint/story-17790432-detail/story.html

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