image courtesy of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance
Born in Bristol, George Wolfe (1834-1890) was a landscape, coastal and marine painter both in oil and watercolour, and found inspiration in the topography of Britain, as well as scenery across Europe.
This watercolour shows Mousehole before the extension to the pier was built and before extensive changes happened in the village. In the late 1880s, there was major building work and the construction of two large non-conformist churches. The painting shows many buildings which no longer exist and the 1838 harbour of this fishing port.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-1247: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)