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Follower of Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A. (1857-1947) - Newlyn
  • Follower of Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A. (1857-1947) - Newlyn

    This fascinating watercolour is probably a street scene in Newlyn from either the late 19th or early 20th century (it is inscribed 'Newlyn' verso). It  has a link to the 'father of the Newyln School' Stanhope Alexander Forbes through an inscription on the back of the sketching board and is similar in style to the famous artist's work. The watercolour came with various labels attached (see photographs) and research could help to yield an interesting provenance trail for this work. The skeching board was produced by Whatman's and sold through Winsor and Newton. 


    The scene shows various women going about their daily chores whilst their husbands are probably out at sea. The sheets are hung on the left (presumely to dry) and a lady is walking to a shop with her wicker basket. Watercolour paints have mainly been used throughout the composition with the addition of white bodycolour to highlight the sheets and the women's clothing.


    Medium: watercolour and bodycolour on sketching board, inscribed verso 'STANHOPE A FORBES NEWLYN',  21.3 x 14.3 cm, mounted.


    Provenance: Possible old Christie's Sale 2 October 1985, lot 105 (the other label lists 85 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3JS which is a Christie's address); Collection of Bill Thompson (late owner of the Albany Gallery).

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