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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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In a Cornish Fishing Village – Departure of the Fleet for the North PEZPH : 1991.665


Full Name: watercolour painting

Brief Description: This painting is the first in a series of three works, depicting the perils of fishing life. In this work, the fleet is watched by villagers as it heads off to the fishing grounds. The second painting is entitled 'Disaster' and is owned by Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. The third, also owned by Penlee House Gallery and Museum, is entitled 'Among the Missing' and shows the devastated villagers as they learn of the loss of their loved ones.


Person: Langley, Walter, R.I.

Date: b1852, d1922

Production Date: 1886

Image Height: 610mm

Image Width: 1220mm

Frame Height: 926mm

Frame Width: 1530mm

Medium: watercolour

Support: paper

Category: Fine Art

If you are interested in learning more about this item please contact us and reference "PEZPH : 1991.665"

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