The Milk Cart by Frank Gascoigne Heath

An exponent of ‘plein air’ realism, Heath was one of the first generation of Newlyn artists.


Oil on canvas
101.6 × 152.4cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £23,600)
Acquired in:
W H Lane & Son, Penzance

From the 1920s onwards his use of colour and light led him to be known locally as ‘the sunshine artist’. This painting is typical of the period, and depicts two farmsteads at Boleigh, Lamorna, featuring the artist’s wife and their four children in the foreground.


Sold Sotheby's, Billinghurst, 1992. An Art Loss Register certificate has been supplied.

Venue details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum Morrab Road, PENZANCE Cornwall TR18 4HE 01736 363 625

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