Lead-Pencil Sketch of a street in St. Ives, Cornwall from the sketchbook of R. Morton Nance. Reproduced at St. Ives, Cornwall. Lithographic Print 1898
from the sketchbook of R. Morton Nance this scene shows a Cornish Victorian street scene with chickens in the street. This is an original print from 1898 taken from ‘The Studio” .
This print has been carefully taken from the Original 1898 edition of ‘The Studio’ Volume fourteen, One of the most iconic collections of artworks. Finely printed on a high-quality paper. The Studio books were an outward expression of the developments in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Size: 28cm Height x 20cm Wide
The Studio books were an illustrated collection of Fine and Applied Arts published in London from 1893 until 1964. The founder and first editor was Charles Holme. The magazine exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements.
The artwork from the "Studio" has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This print which we offer for sale is an original printed in 1898. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps and other notations in this print.
About the Artist:
Robert Morton Nance (1873–1959) was a leading authority on the Cornish language, nautical archaeologist, and joint founder of the Old Cornwall Society.
Nance was born in Cardiff to Cornish parents. He wrote many books and pamphlets on the Cornish language, including a Cornish dictionary, which is a standard work, and edited magazines and pamphlets about Cornwall, including Old Cornwall, the journal of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. Nance was also a nautical archaeologist of distinction and was an originator of the Society for Nautical Research. His insight and learning were displayed in his book Sailing-ship Models which appeared in 1924. He studied art in Britain and France and was both a painter and a skilled craftsman.