Painting, oil on canvas, Cornwall, by Jack Merriott, 1952. Depicts a scene in a Cornish fishing village, with boats docked in the harbour. A Penzance-registered fishing boat, with only one sail raised, is berthed alongside the wharf, as its catch is unloaded. More fishing boats are docked on the other side of the harbour, where houses ascend the side of a hill. Signed by the artist, bottom right. Framed. Original artwork for the British Railways (Western Region) poster 'Cornwall' in the Travel by Train series.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
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canvas and oil paint
Frame: 913 mm x 1356 mm x 48 mm,
Image: 793 mm x 1225 mm
poster artwork
British Rail, Add. not known

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