This large oil sketch shows Johnny Payne Cotton beating copper under the watchful eye of John D Mackenzie.
Young Apprentice (Newlyn Copperworks) by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, c. 1908
© the artist's estate. All Rights Reserved 2010 / Bridgeman Art Library
- Oil on canvas
- 76 x 61 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £17,840)
- Acquired in:
- David Lay, The Penzance Auction House
Forbes was the founder of the Newlyn School which had close links with the Copper-workers school. The classes were established to give the local young men instruction in a craft that would provide them with an occupation to replace the jobs that had disappeared with the decline of the Cornish tin and copper mining industry.
Private collection; David Lay, The Penzance Auction House.
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