Watercolour Cornish Marine Fishing Seaside Coast Polperro Cornwall
This classic marine watercolour features the fishing village of Polperro in Summertime Cornwall. With its bustling nautical activity and attractive seaside coast, this timeless scene is sure to bring an air of the Cornish coast to any room. Experience the beauty of the Cornish coast with its romantic fishing villages and delight in the splash of vibrant colours in the seascape. Let your senses be captivated by the charm of this timeless place and get lost in its majestic beauty!
- Watercolour mixed media, pen ink on paper.
- Title "Polperro".
- Signed by the British artist Fayre Helen Wardle.
- Subject beautiful tranquil summer time view of Polperro Cornish village harbour scene. Further back are many fishing boats that are an anchor, with sloping hills in the distance. An ideal tourist place honeypot destination.
- Circa early 21st century.
- Set in original contemporary frame with front glass protective cover.
- The artist Faye Helen Wardle was born in Leeds. Fayre has lived most of her life in West Yorkshire and produced many paintings of her beloved Yorkshire Dales. Following retirement from her work as Town Planner with Leeds City Council , she moved to Cornwall in 2004, a county which carried many happy holiday memories. In the lovely Cornish village of St Neot, she has rekindled her love of Art with the St Neot Art Group and now specialises in pen drawings of Cornish scenes and buildings and occasional watercolours.
- Artist biograoghy also shown verso.
- Polperro (Cornish: Porthpyra, meaning Pyra's cove) is a large village, civil parish, and fishing harbour within the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall, England. Its population is around 1,554.
- Polperro has a wild and rocky shore. Along the dramatic rugged coastline is a natural pool, used for swimming.
- Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles (11 km) east of Fowey and 4 miles (6 km) west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25 miles (40 km) west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. It is a noted tourist destination, particularly in the summer months, for its idyllic appearance with tightly-packed ancient fishermen's houses which survive almost untouched, its quaint harbour and attractive coastline.Ready for immediate home display.
- The village was notorious for smuggling activities during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Everyone conspired to hide the duty-free goods from the excise men. When John Wesley visited the village in 1762, he remarked that all the locals were involved in smuggling. In The Warren, overlooking the harbour, is the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing.
- The museum boasts a remarkable collection of exhibits and photographs from a time when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro. The museum occupies a factory formerly owned by the Teglio family from Italy. Polperro attracted many distinguished artists and photographers, from the end of the 19th century. Some of their work is exhibited in the museum.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface in good overall order just having some foxing staining in places to the paper surface with general wear, scratches stains & minor chips to the frame commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame
High (41.5 cm)
Wide (55 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (2 cm)