Framed Art Print
The Lamorna Winkby Chris Thaxter
ABOUT THE ART
The name of Lamorna's pub, The Wink, alludes to smuggling, "the wink" being a signal that contraband could be obtained. The pub is the subject of a novel by Martha Grimes, entitled The Lamorna Wink. Lamorna is a fishing village and cove in west Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Penwith peninsula approximately four miles south of Penzance.In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Lamorna became popular with artists of the Newlyn School. It is particularly associated with the artist S. J. "Lamorna" Birch who lived there. The colony included Birch, Alfred Munnings, Laura Knight and Harold Knight.
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