- Art Funded
- 52 x 154 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £19,500 (Total: £45,874)
- David Lay, The Penzance Auction House
He is particularly well known for portraying the local St Ives landscape and still-life compositions. This painting is Pearces largest ever work and was exhibited extensively as a key work. One of the special qualities of Pearces work is his almost obsessive recording of what he had seen, and this work is no exception: although he simplified views and left out facets of the actual scene, each detail recorded is exactly as seen he never invented any part of his works and thus this work provides a fascinating snapshot of the harbour, dockside activities and boats in Penzance as they were in 1963.