Boats at the Mount


St Michael’s Mount is located some 3 miles east of Penzance and is one of the treasures of Cornwall. Set on an island a few hundred yards off-shore from the ancient town of Marazion and in the heart of Mounts Bay, the castle – now maintained by the National Trust – has for centuries been the home of the St Aubyn family. Originally, the building was a Benedictine Priory which had religious links with the equally famous Mont St Michel in Normandy, France. Subsequently, it became a fortified castle which saw action during the English Civil War and today still has a battery of cannon.

During high tide, access is via boat as the mount is completely cut off by the sea but at other times visitors can walk across on the causeway. In this painting, fishing boats are nestled in the mouth of the small harbour whilst a visiting yacht is moored alongside the harbour wall. In the foreground sits a brightly coloured ferry boat – maybe
waiting to take visitors across to see the castle with its exotic garden.

This high quality Giclee print is gallery wrapped and comes with an individualised Certificate of Authenticity. The print has an antique white mount and will fit a ready-made 40cm square frame.

This artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-28024

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Dimensions 25.5 x 25.5 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Shirley Netherton

I am a Cornish artist who has spent many years developing my unique style of painting with acrylics so that today my work is instantly recognisable. I feel lucky that the hobbies which I enjoy in my free time contribute towards my intense enthusiasm for painting. The photographs I take whilst walking and kayaking become the reference material for my work. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful county, surrounded by the sea with so many inland waterways - truly inspirational.

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