Four paintings from the Holman Brothers Collection by Terence Cuneo

Four works depicting the emergence of Cornish engineering and the development of Holman Bros.


Oil on canvas
1) 63 x 76 cm; 2) 76 x 62 cm; 3) 48 x 35 cm; 4) 63 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £14,300)
Acquired in:
CompAir UK Ltd.

Ltd.: 1) Beam Engine Cylinder with Figure (illustrated); 2) The Holman Test Mine; 3) Fire Whim at East Pool; and 4) A Machine Shop, Cramborne Works. Commissioned by the company, a Cornish family firm, to coincide with their 150th anniversary in 1951. Part of the larger Holman Art Collection which includes other engineering scenes, Cornish landscape paintings and portraits of the Holman family.


Holman Bros. Ltd.

Venue details

Royal Cornwall Museum River Street, Truro Cornwall TR1 2SJ 01872 272205

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Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

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