Nick Talbott prints discovered at Wheal Jane
During a reorganisation of our mining archives, we have discovered several prints by the late Nick Talbott, a former mine surveyor and draughtsman for South Crofty Mine, stashed away here at Wheal Jane.
Nick Talbott was an excellent illustrator who was interested in all things Cornish. His work is well known locally for its accurate and highly detailed representations of mine shafts and engine houses.
The three prints (from original watercolours) found here at Wheal Jane are entitled ‘Boscawen Incline’ featuring the Crowns at Botallack Mine, ‘Robinson’s Shaft’ featuring the headframe and engine house now the centrepiece at Heartlands in Redruth, and ‘Indian Summer’ featuring the Cornishman steam train with Carn Brea in the background.
These prints can be bought from our offices for £10 (set of three £25). They are printed on sturdy card measuring 45cm x 32cm, and are ready to be framed.
13th May 2015