Skip to main content
University of Cambridge

Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Book Tickets

Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Photo: © Kettle's Yard

Painting

Motor vessel near land, undated

Alfred Wallis
Oil on card (orange)
185 x 398 mm
[AW 85]
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.

Read the full biography

RELATED ARTWORKS

Painting

Motor vessel with four men, undated

Alfred Wallis

Motor vessel with four men Find out more

Painting

Sailing ship against a sandy beach, undated

Alfred Wallis

Sailing ship against a sandy beach Find out more

Painting

Coaster by shore with house, undated

Alfred Wallis

Coaster by shore with house Find out more

Painting

Green and black steamer, lighthouse and seagulls, undated

Alfred Wallis

Green and black steamer, lighthouse and seagulls Find out more

YOU MIGHT LIKE