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The Gentleness of Heaven Is on the Sea

Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Frank Heath was one of the second generation of the ‘Newlyn School’ artists who settled in nearby Lamorna and stayed for the rest of his life. He originally came to the area to enrol at Stanhope Forbes’ painting school in Newlyn in 1901–1902. This followed training in the 1890s at art schools in London, Antwerp and then at Herkomer’s School at Bushey where Lucy Kemp-Welch and John Arnersby Brown also studied.

Touchstones Rochdale





oil on canvas


H 71.5 x W 92 cm

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purchased from the artist, 1913

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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