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Alfred Wallis: Artist and Mariner (3rd Edition)

Original insights into the sources of Wallis’s imagery and research into his seagoing days and life in St Ives, with a foreword by Jovan Nicholson.

  • High quality 250 page production in both hard-cover and soft-cover versions.
  • Over 260 illustrations of paintings and period photographs.
  • Includes images of paintings from public collections and little-known paintings from private collections.
  • Original interpretation of the sources of Wallis’s imagery drawn from the Cornish landscape and coast; from ports he knew and events he had witnessed.
  • An understanding of merchant shipping and the Cornish fishing industry of the period.
  • The author questions the perceived view of Wallis and gives a fresh insight into the artist’s character through correspondence and transcriptions from recorded memories of people who knew Wallis.

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