Charting the move from realism to literary-inspired work by Newlyn artists such as Elizabeth Forbes and William Wainwright.

Inspired by the writing of Shakespeare, Keats, Browning and others, Newlyn artists such as Elizabeth Forbes, Thomas Cooper Gotch, Henry Meynell Rheam and William Wainwright began to produce work that challenged the imagination as well as the eyes.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE

01736 363 625


Opening times

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

Free entry with National Art Pass

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