Roseworthy Valley, Cornwall by Garstin Cox


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Garstin Cox (1892-1933) Roseworthy Valley, Cornwall, Oil on Canvas

A super, large oil painting of Roseworthy Valley, near Camborne, Cornwall. The building in the foreground is the famous Roseworthy Hammer Mill. Many articles of various kinds were made at Roseworthy, including castings , iron chimneys for mines , “box-irons” for the housewife’s ironing , shovels and other articles . All were hand made but power where necessary was obtained from water wheels and later , steam . Chief and most picturesque feature of the Roseworthy hammer mills , as the works were always known , were the great hammers , each of the heads weighing 3cwt and the forged hafts of the hammers turning the scale at half a ton each . Visitors came to see the work in operation and often stood enthralled by the crash of water as the power was turned onto the great wheels , the slow rise of the hammer as it began it’s work and the shuddering crash with which it smote at the iron plate and red hot ingots which it shaped with the cunning of the human hand.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 28" x 36"
Signed: Lower left

Roseworthy Valley, Cornwall by Garstin Cox