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Tregenzas and the Newlyn Artists

Mother and Child

Some tangential links between Tregenzas and artists living in West Cornwall from the 1880s to 1920s.

In 2003, the BBC Radio 4 programme Home Truths reported the story of Joseph Tregenza (NEWLYN FAMILY 2, born 1917) and a painting of him with his mother.

"Back in 1918, when Joseph Tregenza was a baby, he and his mother were painted by the Cornish artist, Harold Harvey, of the Newlyn School. Joseph knew he had to track down the painting…"

Read more at the BBC Radio 4 Home Truths page.

Tuke's fisherman

Richard Thomas Benjamin Trewavas Tregenza (NEWLYN FAMILY 1, born 1837) was probably the model for Henry Tuke’s “The Fisherman” (1889). He was a fisherman from Mousehole, Cornwall.

The picture is owned by Nottingham Castle Museum but rarely on display.

Tuke painting the fisherman

Henry Tuke painting “The Fisherman”