[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
GLYNN, Beryl [1906–?]
Glimpse of Cornish Coast
ink and watercolor on paper / 9 1/2 inches x 7 3/8 inches
Beryl Glynn’s family lived in London at the outbreak of the First World War. Her father clerked for the Bank of England until he joined the British armed forces. When his wife was hospitalized following an air raid, their daughters went to temporary foster care until the girls—Beryl and Meghan—could sail to the safety of the United States, which had just entered the war. Michael Glynn had made the acquaintance of Agincourt native Mike Schütz, and the girls were invited to take refuge for the war’s duration on the Schütz farm near Fahnstock. The girls returned to the United Kingdom early in 1920 but maintained strong ties with their friends in Agincourt. As a Christmas gift in 1925, Beryl Glynn sent this small watercolor she had done of the Cornish coastline.