Newlyn School—six painter's autographs
Lamorna Birch, Stanhope Forbes, Henry Rheam, Baragwanath King, Arthur Tanner & Norman Garstin
This is a collection of six painters from the Newlyn School, the colony of artists based in or near Newlyn, a fishing village adjacent to Penzance, on the south coast of Cornwall, from the 1880s until the early twentieth century. Five are cut signatures (from letters), and one is a signed piece of blue paper.
The artists are:
1. Stanhope Forbes (1857–1942), he moved to Newlyn in 1884 and was one of the founding members of the NEAC. His signature is a letter-base with some of his handwriting to the reverse.
2. Samuel J Lamorna Birch (1869–1955), moved to Cornwall in 1892. (These first two signatures come with a covering letter from 1903, gifting to the two autographs to a collector). A signed slip of blue paper containing nothing but his autograph.
3. Arthur Tanner (1857–1916), painter and photographer, friend of Henry Scott Tuke and protege of Norman Garstin. He was one of the first artists to settle in Cornwall. A letter-base, rather crudely torn.
4. Norman Garstin (1847–1926). Irish artist, moved to Newlyn in 1886. A letter base.
5. Henry Rheam (1859–1920). Moved to Newlyn c1890, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. A letter-base. He was a cousin of Henry Scott Tuke.
6. (John) Baragwanath King (1864–1939). Lived in St Austell. A letter base.
All signatures are in good condition, and readable, some with pencil annotation (but not affecting the signatures).