Stanhope Forbes Rare Original Signed Oil. Coastal Scene.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare Forbes original landscape.
Hand-signed lower right by the artist.
Oil onto wove stock canvas with blank verso; the artwork itself measures approximately 42cm x 31cm (16.5x 12.2in).
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind.
The artwork is in GOOD CONDITION with some age related wear.
Private collection UK.
POA (price on application).
Stanhope A. FORBES 1857–1947
Painter of realistic genre, frequently in the open air, historical subjects and landscapes. Born 18 November 1857 in Dublin, son of a railway manager and a French mother. Studied at Lambeth School of Art, the R.A. Schools 1874–8 and for two years in Paris under Bonnat. Influenced by Bastien-Lepage and painted in Brittany with La Thangue 1880. Settled in Cornwall 1884 and became a leading member of the ‘Newlyn School’. Foundation member of the N.E.A.C. 1886. Began exhibiting at the R.A. 1878, A.R.A. 1892, R.A. 1910. Married Elizabeth Armstrong, painter, 1889, and founded with her the Newlyn School of Art 1899. Painted two historical scenes for the Royal Exchange 1897 and 1921. Visited Brittany 1891, Holland 1894, the Pyreneees 1898. Died at Newlyn 2 March 1947.