Fowey history goes on sale
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
Nancy painted hundreds of local views after taking up painting professionally when she reached her 50s - and carried on painting for 40 years before retiring once she moved into her 90s.
Having sadly passed away a few years ago a few of Nancy's paintings have now come up for sale.
Two oils painted by Nancy will be on sale at an auction on Wednesday, November 19, at the Auction Rooms in Lostwithiel.
One of these paintings shows Fowey harbour. It depicts several boats sat at their moorings in front of harbourside houses. The painting measures 16ins by 30ins, and carries an estimate of £300 to £500.
Also on sale at the auction will be an enormous collection of Edwardian Cornish postcards which show Fowey, Golant, Lostwithiel, Looe and hundreds of other Cornish towns.
Other items included in the auction include an engraved plan of the proposed Polbrock canal dated to 1796, a book of Cornish oaths which was published in 1829 and several Cornish tithe tables.
A fully illustrated catalogue of the lots in the auction can be seen on the Jefferys' Auctions website.
Each of these lots represents a slice of Cornish history, and one lot shows off a spot just a short walk from our Boutique Hotels in Cornwall.