Harvesting by Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch

An evocative portrait of the Cornish rural landscape showing a team of carthorses working on a cliff-top headland.


Oil on canvas
40.9 x 51.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,682 ( Total: £12,350)
Acquired in:

From a series of paintings completed by Kemp-Welch at the Lizard in Cornwall in the late summer of 1919, at a time when such scenes were gradually disappearing from agriculture. Painted 'en plein air' with great sensitivity to light, colour and tone, the composition emphasizes the horses' strength and vigour. The artist later became the first president of the Society of Animal Painters.


Private collection, Switzerland; unknown; Koller Zurich, 2005; Christie's, 2006.

Venue details

Royal Cornwall Museum River Street, Truro Cornwall TR1 2SJ 01872 272205 www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

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