Newlyn Colony of Artists

One of the first artists associated with the Newlyn Colony of Artists to visit Newlyn was Thomas Cooper Gotch. He first visited in 1879 and stayed with William Henry Tonkin who is the subject of the painting to the left (archive reference 733) which was painted by an unknown artist, probably Gotch.

This part of the archive contains material about the artists and their families associated with Newlyn before WW1, including biographies, books, catalogues, family papers, films, offprints, paintings, photos, posters, letters and theses.

This part of the archive is expanding as we include research materials donated by scholars and authors of books and theses about the Newlyn School of Artists.

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