Portrait of Bernard Walke by Dame Laura Knight

From 1912 to 1936 Bernard Walke was the priest and vicar in charge of the parish of St Hilary on the shore of Mount's Bay near Penzance.


Acquired in:
Presented by:
Bailey, Jonathan through The Art Fund

He had High Church tastes, (something his parishioners did not share) and was a great lover of the arts and a friend of many of the Newlyn and Lamorna artists, among them Laura Knight. Under Walke's auspices, St Hilary's Church was decorated with works by many artists.

Venue details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum Morrab Road, PENZANCE Cornwall TR18 4HE 01736 363 625 www.penleehouse.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am - 5pm 1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 30 mins before closing Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan