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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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Sketch for ‘A Hopeless Dawn’

Acc.no: PEZPH : 2017.69


IDENFIFICATION

Brief Description: Two women are waiting for news of a loved one lost at sea. The final version of the picture, exhibited at the RA in 1888, is in the Tate Britain collection, and is considered to be a ground-breaking picture which established the Newlyn School. It was the only painting by one of its members to be purchased for the National Collection of British Are under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest. This sketch was given by the artist to Mademoiselle Caisson, Cannes, and thence by descent.


PRODUCTION

Person: Bramley, Frank

Date: 1859-1915

Production Date: 1888

Height: 336mm

Width: 450mm

: oil


Category: Fine Art

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