Newlyn School painting

Contributed by Penlee House

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.

Comments are closed for this object

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline

Location

Newlyn, Cornwall

Culture
Period

1884

Theme
Size
H:
118cm
W:
85cm
D:
5cm
Material

View more objects from people in Cornwall.

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.