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Constructing South Pier, Mevagissey

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

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The Cornish period was important in Brangwyn’s development and this painting is perhaps the most fascinating of his Newlyn-style works. To get to Mevagissey the artist left London aboard the Waterford Packet in October 1887. He landed at Falmouth, where he more than likely visited his good friend and mentor Charles Napier Hemy (1841–1917), RA. From Falmouth he travelled to St Austell, and then walked carrying his painting materials to Mevagissey, where he painted plein-air in the modern Newlyn style.

Falmouth Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 51 x W 76 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund, 2006

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Falmouth Art Gallery

Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT England

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