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8 February 2012

Famous Cornish artist sells painting in London for vast sum

An artist from Cornwall has sold a painting for nearly £41,000 at an auction in London.

Painted in 1939, Harold Harvey’s Tin Miners exceeded its estimated sale price by an incredible £10,000 at the Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers.

Born in Penzance in 1874, Harvey trained at the Penzance Art School and the Academie Julian in Paris and became renowned for painting scenes of working class Cornish fisherman, farmers, miners and Cornish landscapes.

St Just Tin Miners, perhaps his most famous pieces of work, forms part of the collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, hosting diverse pieces of art relating mainly to Cornwall which have been acquired over the years.

A stunning cultural exhibition examining the beauty of this historical county, a trip to The Royal Cornwall Museum is a must should you be enjoying a mini getaway to one of the fabulous luxury accommodation in Cornwall.  

Image courtesy of Flickr user Dennis Yang

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