Falmouth Art Gallery

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The Falmouth Art Gallery is situated above the Public Library in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
It was first opened in 1978, and after renovation with the help of National Lottery Funds, reopened in 1996.
The gallery exhibits range from automata to surrealism, with examples of the work of old masters, Victorian artists and the British & French Impressionists.

The following is a selection of works in the gallery, with the artists in alphabetical order.

BaconMetropolitan
Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Tryptych, 1974-77, 109 x 64 cm

BrangwynSouthPier

Frank Brangwyn, Constructing South Pier, Mevagissey, 1888, oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm

BratbyRowse

John Bratby, Portrait of Dr A L Rowse

FrinkEagleFrinkEagleFlight

Elizabeth Frink, Eagle; and Eagle in Flight

GainsboroughDonnithorne

Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Rev Isaac Donnithorne, oil on canvas, 206 x 177 cm

HemyFalmouthNatives

Charles Napier Hemy, Falmouth Natives, 1890, oil on canvas, 81 x122 cm

HogarthBeggarsOpera

William Hogarth, The Beggar’s Opera, Act III, 1790, engraving, 50 x 62 cm

KnightCoulisses

Laura Knight, Behind the Scenes in the Coulisses, 1920-25, oil on panel, 63 x 57 cm

LichtensteinPaperPlates

Roy Lichtenstein, Paper Plates

MatisseCoquelicots

Henry Matisse, Coquelicots

MiroMelodie

Joan Miró, La Mélodie acidique, 1980

MooreShipwreckI

Henry Moore, Shipwreck I, coloured lithograph, 26 x 35 cm

MooreGirlDesk

Henry Moore, Girl at Desk, 1974, lithograph, 28 x 23 cm

MunchNorwegianLandscape

Edvard Munch, Norwegian Landscape, 1908, etching

MunningsGap

Alfred Munnings, The Gap, 1909, oil on canvas, 46 x 46 cm

MunningsCaravan

Alfred Munnings, The Caravan, 1910, oil on canvas

NicholsonHeads

Ben Nicholson, Heads, 1933

OpieJohnBeggarBoy

John Opie, A Beggar Boy, 1782, oil on canvas, 91 x 71 cm

ParsonsPearOrchard

Alfred Parsons, The Pear Orchard, 1903, oil on canvas, 79 x 111 cm

PiranesiCibele

Giovanni Batista Piranesi, Veduta del tempio di Cibele, etching, 1758

RaveratRoding

Gwen Raverat, The River Roding, engraving

RembrandtBaptismEunuch

Rembrandt van Rijn, The Baptism of the Eunuch, etching

RenoirNudeBathing

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Nue se baignant

RenoirMorisot

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, 1892, etching

ReynoldsBoscawen

Joshua Reynolds, George Boscawen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth, mezzotint, 76 x 64 cm

ReynoldsRodney

Joshua Reynolds, Sir George Beydas Rodney, Rear Admiral of the Blues, mezzotint, 36 x 27 cm

SargentHemy

John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Charles Napier Hemy, 1905, oil on canvas

TukeGossip

Henry Scott Tuke, A Morning Gossip, 1885, 27 x 34 cm

TukeFouracre

Henry Scott Tuke, Georgie & Richard Fouracre, oil on canvas, 37 x 52 cm

TukeQuay

Henry Scott Tuke, At the Quay, 14 x 22 cm

WaterhouseBouquet

John William Waterhouse, The Bouquet, c1908, oil on canvas, 59 x 42 cm

 

Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, 1872-1898 was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley’s contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis

BlancheBeardsley

Jacques Emile Blanche, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, 1895, oil on canvas, 93 x 74 cm, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

BeardsleySelfPortrait

Aubrey Beardsley, Self Portrait, 1892, pen & ink wash, 25 x 10 cm, British Museum, London, UK

Almost all of his work was executed in black and white. This is a rare example in colour

BeardsleyIsolde

Aubrey Beardsley, Isolde, illustration in “Pan”, Berlin, dated 1900, after his death

Aubrey Beardsley, Illustrations for Oscar Wilde, “Salomé”, 1894

BeardsleyWilde

Aubrey Beardsley, Oscar Wilde at Work, 1893

Aubrey Beardsley, illustrations for Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur, 1893

Aubrey Beardsley, illustrations for the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, 1895
“The Masque of the Red Death” & “The Black Cat”

BeardsleySiegfried

Aubrey Beardsley, Siegfried, Act II, 1893

BeardsleyAliBaba

Aubrey Beardsley, Ali Baba, 1897

EH, Meeting No 19, 26 June 2018

Flaming June

LeightonJune

Frederick Leighton, Flaming June, 1895, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm, Museo de Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Shortly after it was painted, the picture diasappeared, only to be found again in 1960. By that time Victorian art was no longer popular, and when exhibited at auction it failed to reach its reserve price of what would today amount to about $1400.
Shortly afterwords the canvas was bought by the Museum in Puerto Rico.
Since then, it has been exhibited all over world. Kenneth Clark, the author of the original TV series, “Civilisation” in 1969, stated that it was one of the most universally loved of all paintings.

BT, Meeting No 19, 26 June 2018