Hemy and Friends

24 Nov 2012 - 02 Feb 2013

Charles Napier Hemy was the leading maritime painter of his generation and Falmouth's first Royal Academician. He was appointed Official Painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron and was a prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy. He settled in Falmouth in 1881, and produced the majority of his finest works here.

John Singer Sargent's visit to Hemy's Falmouth home 'Churchfield' in 1905 highlighted the circle of important artists that surrounded the great marine artist in the town.

This exhibition features work by Hemy's family and friends including Sir Frank Brangwyn, Richard Harry Carter, Montague Dawson, Charles Davidson, Stanhope Forbes, Winifred Freeman, William Ayerst Ingram, Henry Scott Tuke and John Singer Sargent.

Part of the Heritage Lottery Funded 'John Singer Sargent Project'

Supported by

  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Hemy, Charles Napier RA RWS (1841-1917): Along shore fishermen, signed and dated 1890, oil on canvas, 56 x 76.2 cms. Purchased with funding from the Art Fund and MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund.