Mary Duncan – Can we find out more?

A Corner of Mousehole, Oil on panel, 19.5 x 15.4 in.


We have very little information about the painter Mary Duncan in the Archive and would like to find out more. (1885-1964) She was born in Bromley in 1885 and studied at the Slade and in Paris. She came to Paul in 1925 and began to exhibit at the Newlyn Art Gallery. She moved to Mousehole where she died in 1964.

The painting shows a corner on the edge of the harbour, with people leaning upon a small, deep drafted boat with no rigging. A tapering, carpenter-made ladder with possibly a window cleaner looks on