Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A.G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The women and girls in the procession, all dressed in white and carrying Chinese lanterns, are shown snaking their way through the Cornish fishing village of Newlyn. George Sherwood Hunter was born in Aberdeen and visited Newlyn around the turn of the century. He settled there permanently in 1902 where he taught alongside Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes at the Newlyn School of Painting. Like many artists associated with the Newlyn School, Hunter was interested in depicting working people around the ports and villages of Cornwall. The painting underwent considerable conservation and restoration in 2010 which meant that, for the first time in over 100 years, the exquisitely painted faces of those in the procession could be seen in all their subtle glory. The delicate beauty in the children's faces is made more remarkable when one takes into consideration the very limited palette Hunter works with.
© RIC, photographer Mike Searle
Cunnack's Tannery, Helston, Cornwall. October 1883
In the top hat is George James Cunnack (1823-1911), senior partner in this firm of tanners and curriers trading as G.J. Cunnack & Sons. Far left of the picture is Francis Henry Cunnack (1861-1936). To the far right is workman William Jennings. The data was supplied by Edward Cunnack on 17.12.1979. The tannery had premises in Meneage Street, the works were presumably here as well. In 1906 it is believed they also had premises in Lady Street and St Johns. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
Typical Countrymen Long service estate employees at the Tunbridge Wells Agricultural
Long service estate employees at the Tunbridge Wells Agricultural show.
George Wells ( East Peckham ), David Tolhurst ( Bayham Abbey ) and James Wells ( East Peckham )
25 July 1928
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