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Fine Art Print : Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s



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Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

View of the Levant mine, looking towards Pendeen, before the building of the lighthouse. An old beam winding house can be seen in the centre foreground. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : 1954.30.2.1

Media ID 12082204

© From the collection of the RIC

Chimney Engine House Stack


20"x16" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Step into the past with our exquisite Fine Art Print from Media Storehouse's collection. This captivating image transports you to the late 1800s in Cornwall, England, with a breathtaking view of the Levant mine in St. Just. Witness the raw beauty of the landscape as it once was, before the lighthouse was built, with the old beam winding house standing proudly in the foreground. This historic photograph, sourced from the Royal Cornwall Museum, offers a unique glimpse into Cornwall's rich mining history. Bring this piece of the past into your home and add a touch of timeless charm to your decor.

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 66cm x 55.9cm (26" x 22")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


Capturing the Industrial Majesty of Cornwall's Levant Mine in the Late 1800s

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This remarkable print from the late 1800s transports us back to an era when Cornwall's mining industry was at its peak. The image showcases the awe-inspiring Levant mine, nestled in St Just in Penwith, against a backdrop of rugged Cornish landscape. Standing tall and proud, a towering chimney stack dominates the scene, releasing plumes of smoke into the sky as evidence of intense industrial activity. The photographer remains unknown, but their skillful composition allows us to appreciate every detail within this historical snapshot. In the foreground, an old beam winding house takes center stage—a testament to both ingenuity and engineering prowess—where miners once harnessed mighty engines to extract valuable minerals from deep underground. As our gaze extends beyond this focal point towards Pendeen, we can only imagine what life would have been like before the construction of a lighthouse that now guides ships safely along these treacherous shores. This view encapsulates not just a moment frozen in time but also serves as a reminder of Cornwall's rich mining heritage and its significant contribution to Britain's industrial revolution. Preserved by Royal Cornwall Museum for future generations to admire and learn from, this photograph invites us on a journey through history—an opportunity to marvel at human determination and resilience while appreciating nature's raw beauty intertwined with man-made structures that shaped entire communities.

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