Newlyn School painting

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Newlyn School painting

Walter Langley has captured the harshness of life for the Cornish fishing community at the end of the 19th century and the all-too-frequent tragedies they faced. The painting shows a part of the village of Newlyn that is still recognisable today and uses known local models to depict a real-life scenario: it therefore speaks volumes about the specific place and time, but equally its emotional content has a resonance with fishing communities of all times and places.

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