Watercolour by Henry Scott Tuke of Shipping at Falmouth, 1919
Henry Scott Tuke RA RWS (1858-1929)
Schooner at Falmouth
Watercolour, signed and dated 1919
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 40.5 x 46.8 cm (16 x 18 3/8 inches)
Tuke was a member of the Newlyn School of painters and lived in Falmouth for most of his life, becoming the town's most celebrated artist.
Between 1879 and 1904 he exhibited forty-three pictures at the Royal Academy and was elected a member in 1914. His watercolours are often depictions of shipping and craft, in an attractive loose style.
Along with other painters in the Newlyn School, such as Stanhope Forbes and Norman Gastin, Tuke shared and admiration for the open-air school of French painters.