|Dimensions||50 x 2 x 70 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)
Lanner – Original Painting
In 1771 Richard Trevithick was born in Illogan, a village just outside Redruth, in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. Trevithick was the creator of the ‘Cornish Engine’, an invention that allowed for the pumping of water from great depths that made deep mine workings throughout the world possible. The Redruth/Camborne area became the centre of world mining, and after the decline of the tin mines there was a massive diaspora of Cornish miners. Even today it is said that you will find a Cornish miner at the bottom of every mine in the world. Just over the hill from Redruth, as you travel towards Falmouth, you come to the village of Lanner, with the remains of engine houses and other mine workings scattered around.
Shirley was inspired to paint this inland view whilst standing at a gate overlooking Lanner. ‘When travelling by road, so much of Cornwall is hidden behind high hedgerows. It is wonderful to walk and come across a panorama which stretches out as far as the eye can see.
There is a bank of low lying clouds beyond which is a pale blue sky. The distant patchwork of fields have been painted in tones of blues whilst in the foreground they become bright greens and yellows.. The houses are organised into regimented
rows, growing in number towards the centre of the village, their whiteness contrasting sharply with the dark roofs, giving extra impact to this striking art work.
Part of a series of paintings of cornwall painted in the Naive style.
This original painting is on a narrow canvas with painted sides and is ready to hang or can be framed. It is also available as a high quality giclee print.
This original painting comes with a Rippingham Art Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist
Product Reference No: A-3445