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The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Port Mear Beach

Alfred Wallis

The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Port Mear Beach

Alfred Wallis
  • Date: 1932
  • Style: Naïve Art (Primitivism)
  • Genre: cityscape

Wallis's title, inscribed by himself, was discovered in 1969 when the picture was temporarily removed from the painted board on which it had been mounted. This also showed the picture to have been painted on the back of a printed advertisement for an exhibition of the St. Ives Society of Artists at the Porthmeor Gallery, in which seven members and associates of the Royal Academy, among ‘other leading artists of the St Ives Colony’, are listed by name.

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