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Photo: © Kettle's Yard

Painting

Barque with man at the wheel on a stormy sea, 1936-38

Alfred Wallis
Oil on card
170 x 369 mm
[AW 19]
Not on display

About the artist

Born 1855 – Died 1942

Wallis was born in Devon. He worked as a fisherman and later a scrap-metal merchant in St. Ives, Cornwall. After the death of his wife in 1922, he turned to painting as a way of fending off loneliness.

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