• Stanhope Forbes - part 2

    4 days ago - By Poul Webb

    1915 Portrait of Stanhope Forbes, R.A. by Sir George Clausen RA oil on canvas 61.5 x 51.5 cm
    Royal Academy of Arts, London
    Stanhope Alexander Forbes is regarded as the founder and leader of the Newlyn School. He settled in Newlyn in 1884 and stayed for the rest of his life. Norman Garstin, in an article on Stanhope Forbes, wrote that ‘no one has done so much to hold the little community of Newlyn together as Mr. Stanhope Forbes'.
    Forbes was born in Dublin. His father was the manager of the Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland; his mother was French and had much influence over his life...
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