Lanyon, Miss Katherine (1862-1928): Edwin 'Neddy' Hall (1841-1909), Boatman, Custom House Quay, Falmouth, oil on board, 31 x 23.5 cms.
About the frame
A seventeenth-century Netherlandish cabinetmakerís frame, entablature profile, with stained and polished finish and gilt sight edge; supplied by Paul Mitchell Limited. (r)
About the Artist
Research has revealed that Miss K. Lanyon is Katherine Rosina Lanyon who was born and lived her entire life in Falmouth. She was a spinster who lived with her parents at Tasman Villa, Stratton Terrace and then moved to Florence Terrace where she was housekeeper for her brother George, a medical practitioner, until his death in 1916. No information has been found about her artistic career. She died at 1 Florence Place and is buried with her parents at Budock Cemetery.