Description: Cornish fisherfolk signed 'WLangley' (lower left) oil on canvas 76.5 x 56cm (30 1/8 x 22 1/16in).
Notes: Provenance: Sold to Luton, a Birmingham dealer, in January 1909, for £30 Anonymous sale: Bonhams, London, 21 November 2001, lot 72 Private Collection, U.K.
The present work is a version of the 1908 work of the same title (137 x 99 cm.) in the collection of Waverley Borough Council, Godalming, which is illustrated in Roger Langley's book Walter Langley, Pioneer of the Newlyn Art Colony (Bristol 1997), p. 136.
The alleyway used for the present lot also appears in a number of other compositions, such as At Polperro (1909), illustrated as above, p.140.
We would like to thank Roger Langley for his kind assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.
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