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Chief Constable Jenkins

B/w Photograph

By: Forbes, Stanhope

Photograph of the portrait of Chief Constable Jenkins by Stanhope Forbes

Acquisition date: 2023-10-07

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Before Nightfall

Watercolour And Gouache Painting

By: Simpson, Charles

Painting of a bird on branches, signed but undated, mounted on card

Acquisition date: 2017-12-02

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Sketch For 'A Hopeless Dawn'

Oil Painting

By: Bramley, Frank

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Acquisition date: 2017-11-23

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The Broken Melody

Painting

By: Heath, Frank Gascoigne

A musician in a white smock is playing a cello in front of a fire in a dark cottage interior, with a young couple dancing in the background. A lady is sitting by the fire.

Acquisition date: 2017-09-06

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A Village Bakehouse

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By: Forbes, Elizabeth

The bakehouse in Newlyn. A woman stands before the brick-built oven, a peel in her right hand. By the table to the left stands a girl with a basket.

Acquisition date: 2017-07-27

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The Carpenter's Shop

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By: Forbes, Elizabeth

The carpenter's shop at Newlyn. A bench runs under the window, and by a smaller bench stands a youth with bare feet in a jersey and cap, another youth is seated in the left foreground.

Acquisition date: 2017-07-27

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Midday Penzance Harbour

Watercolour

By: Wolfe, George

View across the sand from Chyandour towards St. Mary's Church and the harbour. Fishermen sorting their nets in the foreground.

Acquisition date: 2017-07-15

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Mine Workshops And Stamps

Oil Painting

By: Williams, Clive B

Geometric abstract of a mine workshop and stamps, with inscribed lines and subtle application of colour. Mounted, framed and glazed

Acquisition date: 2017-05-17

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Penzance From Chyandour

Coloured Lithograph

By: Stockdale and Picken

On the occasion of the royal visit 1840s, the laying of the foundation stone for the Albert Pier

Acquisition date: 2017-05-16

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Cornish Fields (untitled)

Acrylic Painting

By: Chambers, John

Abstract geometric design, framed and glazed

Acquisition date: 2017-04-26

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Newlyn Old Harbour

Painting

By: Hoyton, Inez

Mixed media on paper

Acquisition date: 2016-11-28

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Penzance From Wherrytown

Watercolour

By: Martin, Henry

View towards St. Mary's Church and St. Michael's Mount, one of a pair of watercolours (see PEZPH.2016.111)

Acquisition date: 2016-11-18

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Newlyn From Wherrytown

Watercolour

By: Martin, Henry

View towards Newlyn from Wherrytown, one of a pair of watercolours (see PEZPH.2016.110)

Acquisition date: 2016-11-18

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St. Michael's Mount

Watercolour

By: Dibdin, Thomas Robert Colman

Coastal scene with Chapel Rock and a one-masted sailing ship in the foreground and St. Michael's Mount in the background, by Thomas Colman Dibdin, who exhibited landscapes and architectural subjects at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Society of British Arts and elsewhere from 1831.

Acquisition date: 2016-10-18

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View of Mount's Bay

Watercolour

By: Hart, Thomas

View of St Michael's Mount from the south front of the grounds at Kenegie, Gulval. A Victorian couple admire the view towards St Michael's Mount, whilst two ladies and a child look on. Mounted on paper.

Acquisition date: 2016-09-13

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Untitled, Two Fisher Women

Watercolour

By: Pentreath, Richard T

Two fisher women with a dog are talking by the seashore, St Michael's Mount is in the background. Mounted on card. Believed to date from 1828 or 1829. A version has been reproduced in various books, but this original has better detail.

Acquisition date: 2016-09-13

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Cottages, Newlyn

Etching

By: Tremberth, Reginald

A view of old cottages looking down towards the old harbour in Newlyn

Acquisition date: 2016-09-12

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Fish Sale On A Cornish Beach

Oil Painting

By: Forbes, Stanhope

Three figures stand by a boat on the beach with a selection of fish laid out on the sand.

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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The Letter, 1898

Oil Painting

By: Forbes, Stanhope

A letter has been delivered to a group of women and children who are reading it in the doorway of a cottage

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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The Village Rendezvous, 1938

Oil Painting

By: Forbes, Stanhope

A rural scene with children and adults gathered around the village pond with a horse and rider on the bridge over the stream.

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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Among The Pots

Oil Painting

By: Garstin, Norman

A woman is sitting among the pots for sale at an open air market

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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Line Fishing Season

Oil Painting

By: Simpson, Charles

Seagulls taking advantage of the fish for sale laid out on the beach.

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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Taking A Spell

Oil Painting

By: Tuke, Henry Scott

A young man taking a nap in the bottom of a boat

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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Sport On The Shore

Oil Painting

By: Harvey, Harold

Two boys watching two crabs on the sand

Acquisition date: 2016-06-04

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The Zennor Poet

Oil Painting

By: Pentreath, Richard Thomas

Painting of the poet, Henry Quick, sat on the stairs of what is thought to be the Tinners Arms in Zennor.

Acquisition date: 2016-04-21

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