Charles Napier Hemy was the leading maritime painter of his generation.
Along Shore Fisherman by Charles Napier Hemy, 1890
© Falmouth Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 56 x 76.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,450 ( Total: £24,000)
- Acquired in:
He settled in Falmouth in 1881 and produced the majority of his best works here. He is Falmouths first Royal Academician. The painting shows St Anthonys lighthouse at the mouth of the Fal, with its distinctive octagonal tower. Hemys floating studio enabled him to paint plein-air, capturing with vitality a social record of a vanished industry. This Royal Academy-style finished painting complements the studies acquired earlier by Falmouth Art Gallery.
Private collection from 1890; Lanes, Penzance, 2003; private collection; Bonhams.
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