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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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Lily Pond, Godolphin PEZPH : 2009.L3


Full Name: oil painting

Brief Description: During the late 1930s, the artist Walter Elmer Schofield was residing in the West Range of the house with his wife, Murielle. His son Sydney had purchased the estate from C.B. Stevens in 1937 and his parents moved into the West Range before moving to a cottage on the estate when Sydney married Mary Lanyon in 1939. Walter Elmer Schofield, associated with the early St Ives artist colony, was a noted USA landscape artist famous for his American snow scenes, and roaring rivers in American mountain ranges. In Cornwall he painted mainly harbour scenes.


Person: Schofield, Elmer

Date: b 1867, d 1944

Production Date: 1939

Frame Height: 950 mm

Frame Width: 1110 mm

Image Height: 760 mm

Image Width: 915 mm

Medium: oil

Support: canvas

Frame: wood

Category: Fine Art

If you are interested in learning more about this item please contact us and reference "PEZPH : 2009.L3"

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