Algernon Talmage

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Self portrait
Algernon Talmage, The Founding of Australia, 26 January 1788, by Captain Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove. Oil sketch, 1937

Algernon Talmage RA (1871–1939) was a minor British Impressionist painter.[1]

Talmage is best known for tutoring Emily Carr during her studies at St Ives in England when he lived and worked in his studio which was then called 'The Cabin' located on Westcotts Quay, St Ives,[2] his criticism was a significant early influence on her work, encouraging her earliest forays into the forest paintings that would eventually become her trademark. Carr's vivid palette grew from his critical reminder that "there is sunlight in the shadows."[3] The well-known Australian painter Will Ashton was another of his students.

He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in October 1902.[4]


  1. ^ Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed 20 April 2008.
  2. ^ "The Cabin aka Lambeth". Lambeth. Cornish Riviera Holidays. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ Tippett, Maria: "Emily Carr: A Biography." Stoddart: 1979, 1999.
  4. ^ "Court Circular". The Times (36893). London. 8 October 1902. p. 7.

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