Garnet Ruskin WOLSELEY


Garnet Wolseley first sold a painting, Rough Seas, at Newlyn Art Gallery in 1908 and in 1909 he exhibited A Fairy Story and A Silver Sea. He served on the main committee of the Newlyn Society of Artists, and the hanging committee of the Gallery from 1911 to 1913, when Charles Walter SIMPSON undertook to replace him on the Management Committee.

Penlee House has his painting of St Michael's Mount (oil on canvas), gifted by the Friends and the Simon Levy Charitable Trust in 2001. Wolseley features in back profile with Laura KNIGHT and Florence CARTER-WOOD, modelling as a butler in the painting by Harold KNIGHT, Afternoon Tea (1910). The setting was Wolseley's drawing room in Newlyn. Laura Knight describes him taking part in wild but sparse attire at one of Phyllis Maureen GOTCH's extravagant parties. He worked from Sandy-Cove Studio, Newlyn, often painting in the Lamorna Valley nearby, until 1913.


Painter in oils of landscapes, figures and portraits

works and access

Likenesses of the Artist: modelling as a butler in the painting by Harold KNIGHT, Afternoon Tea (1910)

Works include: St Michael's MountCottages in a Wooded Landscape; Rough Seas (1908); A Fairy Story (1909 ); A Silver Sea  (1909 )

Access: Penlee House, Penzance


NAG July 1908 (first gallery sale); FAS; ROI; RA, from 1909; L

2012: 'Effortless Brushstrokes', Falmouth Art Gallery 11 Feb - 14 Apr



misc further info



Cornish Telegraph 25 Mar 1909

Cross Shining Sands

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p300-1)

Hardie (1995) 100 Years/Diary

 Knight Oil Paint & Grease Paint

NAG Exhibition & Sales records

Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

The Year's Art