R J Enraght-Moony

Thanks to several of our Members, we’ve recently discovered something of a largely forgotten Irish-born painter, Robert James Enraght-Moony, 1879-1946, who lived and had a studio in central Mount Hawke from 1927 to 1938.

In all, he exhibited 26 paintings at the Royal Academy and was also a member of the St Ives Society of Artists. One critic commenting on his work said: “He invests the most simple subject with a halo of romance and fairies dance in Cornish dells and along spray-swept Cornish sands.”

We’ve recently bought for the Museum Collection a copy of the 1915 edition of “The Golden Age” by Kenneth Grahame which has 19 full colour illustrations by R J Enraght-Moony.

Enraght-Moony painting
The Argonauts by Enraght-Moony