An exhibition looking at love among a group of artists in Cornwall has opened at the Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance head of a new film starring Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame. The collection brings together paintings by a bohemian group of artists working in and around Newlyn at the start of the 20th century. Known as the Lamorna Group, they included Alfred Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists.
The film focuses on the life of Florence Carter-Wood, who married Munnings after moving to Newlyn, and her subsequent affair with Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate.
The exhibition not only brings together paintings by artists working in and around Newlyn and Lamorna at the time but, with its excellent collection of associated memorabilia, also paints a portrait of an age which was soon to vanish, killed off by the start of the First World War.
The film, Summer in February, is released on June 14th.