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Photographs by Edward Harland Duckworth


Intresting photographs of 1940s and 50s Nigeria taken by Edward Harland Duckworth, a high ranking education inspector in the decades before Nigierias independence from Britain. 



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Highlights from the May Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale


Our last Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale saw some incredible prices from Cornish and Modern British artists. 


A pig in time saves a rhyme


Lot 144 in our Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale is a fantastic hardback guest book owned by artists Houghton Birch and her husband Sammual John 'Lamorna' Birch.



The inspiration behind the beautiful work of Lizzie Black


 Mousehole artist, Lizzie Black, is a wonderful still life and landscape painter. We were lucky enough to discuss with her the inspiration behind her work and future plans and projects she will be adventuring on after lockdown. 




Cubism; From the mysterious to the greats


Coming up in our next Cornish Art and Fine Art Sale we have a mysterious lot influenced by the Cubist movement in the early 1900s and ceramic work by the legendary Pablo Picasso himself. 



Barbara Hepworth and the Cornish landscape


Dame Barbara Hepworth’s work has always been said to reflect the landscape in which she embodied. However, it was her relationship with the Cornish landscape that arguably influenced her to create some of her most profound work in her long career.


A record sale for Lays


 On the 8th of April our star lot the rare 3.16ct pink diamond ring, set a record as one of the most valuable rings to be sold at David Lays.