View Over St Ives


St Ives was originally a fishing community but as like other Cornish towns, the fishing industry has declined. However the fishing industry still exists, but only on a smaller scale allowing the harbour to retain its traditional character. The pier is called Smeaton’s Pier and was constructed at the latter part of the eighteenth century. At the time it was only half the current length – the original lighthouse gives an indication of its earlier size. The harbour was extended to its current
length at the end of the eighteenth century. The three arches in the pier were added to allow sand to be naturally flushed out of the harbour so preventing the silting up of the harbour. At the entry on Smeaton’s Pier is a medieval chapel called St Leonards. Here fisherman prayed before they went to sea and the friar’s dues were a percentage of their catch.

The houses and hotels in St Ives have the most amazing views if you are lucky enough to either live or stay in this seaside town. However you might struggle to find this particular view as Shirley has used artistic license and ‘squashed’ the distant buildings to enable her to portray both the pier and the small St Ives Chapel perched on St Ives Island.

This high quality giclee print is mounted (mount size 50.8 x 40.6cm) and will fit a standard readymade 20″ x 16″ frame.

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Artist: Shirley Netherton

Product Reference No: A-3523

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Dimensions 35.7 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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