Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A.G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The women and girls in the procession, all dressed in white and carrying Chinese lanterns, are shown snaking their way through the Cornish fishing village of Newlyn. George Sherwood Hunter was born in Aberdeen and visited Newlyn around the turn of the century. He settled there permanently in 1902 where he taught alongside Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes at the Newlyn School of Painting. Like many artists associated with the Newlyn School, Hunter was interested in depicting working people around the ports and villages of Cornwall. The painting underwent considerable conservation and restoration in 2010 which meant that, for the first time in over 100 years, the exquisitely painted faces of those in the procession could be seen in all their subtle glory. The delicate beauty in the children's faces is made more remarkable when one takes into consideration the very limited palette Hunter works with.
© RIC, photographer Mike Searle
Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20
TOWER OF LONDON, TOWER BRIDGE & GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BUILDING, London. Aerial view. The new Greater London Authority offices, designed by Foster & Partners, 1998-2002, stand across the River Thames from the Tower of London, from which the country was governed for so long during the medieval period.
© Historic England Archive
Eltham Palace engraving K031289
ELTHAM PALACE, London. "The North-East View of Eltham Palace in the County of Kent" Coloured engraving by Samuel and Nathaniel BUCK 1735.
© Historic England
Bridge, Engraving, Georgian, Medieval, Water