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Oil Painting - Never Morning Wore to Evening but Some Heart Did Break

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1980P18
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1894 - 1894

Maker Information

Artist:Walter Langley - View biography for Walter Langley


In 1882, Langley settled in Newlyn, Cornwall. The subjects of his paintings were typically Cornish fishermen and their families. The title is taken from the Tennyson poem 'In Memoriam A. H. H'. First published anonymously in 1850, written in memoriam of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, one verse of which reads:That loss is common would not makeMy own less bitter, rather more:Too common! Never morning woreTo evening, but some heart did break.

Purchased from Lower Nupend Gallery Ltd, 1980.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:1220 mm
Width:1524 mm