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TREGENNA CASTLE HOTEL.
Prospectus for THE TREGENNA CASTLE HOTEL, ST.IVES, CORNWALL.

Description:
ff. [9]. 12 photographs of the hotel and environs, 7 illustrations from drawings by BORLASE SMART, folding plan. Original printed wrappers with cord tie, a very good copy.

*The Hotel was under the management of the GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Robert Borlase Smart (1881 1947) was originally from Devon but made his name as an artist in St Ives. During the First World War, he served with the Artists' Rifles Regiment and as a Captain with the Machine Gun Corps. Smart, was probably the single-most important figure in St Ives's long history of art. After settling in St Ives after WWI, Borlase went on to become a key figure in the town, not only as one of the most influential and innovative artists, but also as an organiser, council member and verbose supporter of the young modern artists whose arrival on the art scene was resisted by many of the traditional artists. As his great friend and fellow St Ives artist, Leonard Fuller, so aptly said "he was St Ives personified".

Printed by Kelly & Kelly. London.

Date Published: [1929]. Folio.

Stock No. 64721

Price: 50.00

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