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Built in 1865, as the home of the Branwell family. Penlee House is home to many paintings by members of the Newlyn School. It is also home to the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society collection.

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View of the celebrated Logan Rock with the machinery erected for the purpose of replacing it. PEZPH : 1989.123


Full Name: lithograph, partly coloured

Brief Description: On the 8th April 1824, Lieutenant Goldsmith and the crew of the local revenue cutter dislodged the Logan Rock and, following public outcry, were forced to replace it in its original position, at their own expense! It was necessary for them to construct gantries and a complex system of pulleys to put the stone back in position. This is one of a series of six etchings depicting the events. Drawn by James Tonkin, Lithograph by John Pope Vibert.


Person: Tonkin, J

Production Date: 16.9.1824

Frame Height: 270mm

Frame Width: 405mm

Medium: ink

Support: paper

Category: Fine Art

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