May Tremel (1882 - 1963)

Polpever – A Cornish Farm

SKU: 1995


copper plate: 7 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. (18.8 x 28.8 cm.), print: 11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.5 cm.)


Height – 18.8cm x Width – 28.8cm


The Artist’s Estate; Private collection

A small, posthumous edition of prints has been pulled from the original copper plate on Arches paper 250g/m².

The Old Barn, Polpever is located in a small hamlet of renovated farm buildings situated in the hills above the pretty coastal town of Looe, South East Cornwall. The cottage enjoys magnificent views across the valley.

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May Tremel
1882 - 1963

Little-known etcher, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, May Tremel began her training as an artist atGoldsmiths’ College and progressed to the Royal College of Art where she learned engraving and printmaking techniques under Sir Frank Short. She exhibited, intermittently, at the Royal Academy and other major exhibitions between the years 1907-1936 and was invited to exhibit at the First International Exhibition of Etching at the Art Institute of Chicago. Tremel lived in Barnes, West London from around 1907 until the mid-1920’s. However, by the 1930’s she had relocated to the Kentish countryside near Sevenoaks where she eventual died in Tonbridge.

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May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Street scene with Shepherd’s Bush Palace and Kemmish fish monger, circa 1910


May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Grassington, circa 1920


May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Bolton Abbey, 1925


May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Bolton Abbey, 1925


May Tremel (1882 - 1963)
Street With Children