H A PREST
An oil painting of Mullion Cove, purchased originally in 1968 at the Lizard Art Gallery2, has come to light. An enquirer would like to know more about this artist. Nothing is known currently at the WCAA.
Another correspondent has written (2015) to say that his parents bought a painting by this artist at the Horizon Gallery, Penzance, in the late 1960s for £12. On the back, the artist's address was given as Northfield Drive, Truro. More information is sought and wanted about this artist. All contributions gratefully acknowledged.
In September 2016, a painting of Kynance Cove, has been reported by a recent purchaser. On the back is name and address of Prest as living in Truro. The painting is signed H A Prest on the front in the right hand corner. Another correspondent has written (2016) with the following: `a view of The Rumps at Polzeath' and 'a seascape in North Cornwall'.
2018: Harry Prest's niece has been in touch with further information: Her uncle was an architect with Cornwall County Council and after his retirement he and his wife painted mostly coastal scenes of Cornwall in oil. She has verified his Truro address and has three of his paintings, which are among those distributed among family members.
Painting in oils
works and access
Mullion Cove; Kynance Cove; Godrevy Island; Crown Mines; Constantine Bay; Nare Head