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Botallack can be found in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in Europe

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St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941) Featured Botallack Print

St Just Tin Miners, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1935. Harold Harvey was one of the few successful artists of the period who was born and raised in Cornwall. He grew up surrounded by the industry he would later paint and counted many of the working people he depicted as friends. He originally studied under Norman Garstin, but also visited Paris as a young man where he was greatly influenced by the Post-Impressionist movement. His earlier work was very much influenced by Stanhope Forbes, though it changed as he grew older, his brushwork becoming less thick and his forms more simple. Some of his later work shows a period stylisation but without the Picasso influences of his contemporaries Ernest and Dod Procter. Harvey continued to work right up to his death in 1941. The painting is, in essence, a portrait of two miners, Nicholas Grenfell and Sydney Angove, who were lifelong friends of the artist. They had both worked at Botallack and Geevor mines before each retired due to ill health. They are posed in Harvey's studio in front of a backdrop of a scene from a Malayan tin mine. In the late 1920s cheaper tin from Malaya undercut the price of Cornish tin and many miners emigrated in search of work. The painting, therefore, could be seen as much a comment on the decline of the tin mining industry in Cornwall as it is a celebration of the Cornish diaspora

© RIC

Royal Party descent of inclined shaft, Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 24th July 1865 Featured Botallack Print

Royal Party descent of inclined shaft, Botallack Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 24th July 1865

The Prince and Princess of Wales, later to become King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, are pictured in the first skip to descend the inclined Boscawen Shaft down to the 235 fathom level. The Princess of Wales and Mr John St Aubyn of St Michael's Mount are seated at the front with Lady Elizabeth St Aubyn behind. The Vivians or Sutherlands are seated in the next row with the Prince of Wales behind them. Seated at the rear of the skip is brakesman Captain John Rowe. The Crown's pumping engine house is on the right. Photographer: Robert H. Preston

© From the collection of the RIC

A dusk view of the iconic cliffside ruins of Botallack tin mine Featured Botallack Print

A dusk view of the iconic cliffside ruins of Botallack tin mine

A dusk view of the iconic cliffside ruins of Botallack tin mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, near St. Just, near Penzance, in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

© Nigel Hicks

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