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Penlee House is a Gallery, Museum, Cafe and Shop. Situated within Penlee Park, a space to reflect and great for family visits.

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Alongside our Exhibition programme we run a variety of community events and workshops. The Newlyn School and Social history galleries change often. Find out what’s on.

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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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Among the Missing – Scene in a Cornish Fishing Village PEZPH : 1998.34


Full Name: watercolour painting

Brief Description: This painting is the third in a series of three works showing the perils of fishing life (see 'Departure of the Fleet'). On the wall of the Post Office is a list of all the men who have been lost at sea. This scene is still one that is all too frequent amidst fishing communities today. Incidentally, the paintings were completed in reverse, with 'Among the Missing' being produced two years before 'Departure of the Fleet'.


Person: Langley, Walter

Date: b 1852, d 1922

Production Date: 1884

Frame Height: 1180 mm

Frame Width: 850 mm

Image Height: 1030 mm

Image Width: 700 mm

Medium: watercolour

Support: paper

Frame: wood

Category: Fine Art

If you are interested in learning more about this item please contact us and reference "PEZPH : 1998.34"

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