Constructing South Pier, Mevagissey by Sir Frank Brangwyn

This work was painted during the artist's visit to Cornwall in 1888 and the style shows the strong influence of the Newlyn School and the use of their particular method of painting known as the 'square brush technique'.


Oil on canvas
51 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £34,000)
Acquired in:
Leicester Galleries

This allowed the artist to be less distracted by detail and added vitality to the work. The treatment of the sea in this work is a particularly masterly use of the technique.


Sir Edward Green; by descent to Sir Stephen Lycett Green; Leicester Galleries.

Venue details

Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT 01326 313 863

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