Friday 14 January 2022

Newlyn Artist at Boldon

Lot 232.
Frank Wright Bourdillon (1851-1924), oil, signed, 'Newlyn Harbour', 29x19cm
Estimate £300 - £500
For Auction 19th January 2022

Frank Wright Bourdillon was born in Madras, India in 1851. He came to painting later in life studying first at the Slade School of Art at the age of 31 and the following year Paris.  Frank Bourdillon moved to Polperro, Cornwall in 1886 and then settled in Newlyn in 1887, where he remained until 1892.  He left Cornwall to travel to India where he became a missionary until due to ill health he returned to England becoming the Rector of Horton in Gloucestershire.  He died in Little Sodbury, Gloucestershire in 1924.

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