Bramley was resident in west Cornwall from 1884 to 1895 and an influential figure in the Newlyn School, producing his best work during this period.

Bramley was seen as the leading exponent of the square brush technique – using the flat of a broad square brush to lay the paint onto the canvas in a jigsaw of brush-strokes intended to mimic the atmospheric effects of light. This acquisition enables Penlee House to have one of the Newlyn School’s key figures properly represented in its collections for the first time.

Provenance

Merla Isabel Adair; Christie's, 1995; Richard Green; private collection; private collection, 2008.


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