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The Fleet Anchored off Newlyn Harbour


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The Fleet Anchored off Newlyn Harbour

Signed l.r.
Oil on canvas

17.5 by 36 cm., 7 by 14 in.
(frame size 27 by 45 cm., 10 ½ by 17 ¾ in.)

Penzance, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Anchor Studio: An Artist’s Haven in Newlyn, Sept 2021-Jan 2022, no.96.

George Sherwood Hunter was born in Aberdeen. He moved to work in London where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists. He first visited Newlyn, Cornwall in the 1897 returned to settle there in 1902, becoming assistant tutor at the Forbes School of Painting. In 1905 he visited the French artists’ colony in Pont Aven and thereafter travelled widely, including in Europe and the Middle East.