Friday, 16 October 2020

Stanhope Forbes - part 2

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. Stanhope was sent to Dulwich College and in 1876 to the Royal Academy Schools. In 1880 he visited Paris and attended Bonnat’s studio and, in 1881, he visited Brittany where he was to paint extensively over the next few years in the ‘plein air’ style. Forbes was greatly influenced by the work of the French artist, Bastien Lepage, and his earlier works display the solid, tonal values of pre-impressionist painting.In January 1884, Forbes took the train from London to Falmouth in search of fresh inspiration and gradually found his way to Newlyn.


He was by no means the first artist to settle there; Langley, Gotch and Todd were already well established. It was, however, largely the repeated success of Forbes’ work at the Royal Academy in the later 1880s, and, in particular his most successful painting “Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach” (1885), that established the reputation of the Newlyn School outside Cornwall.


In 1899, he founded a painting school in Newlyn with Elizabeth Forbes, his wife, ‘for the student who wishes to learn how seriously to study painting and drawing according to the recent development in English art’. The school’s formation marked the beginning of a new era in the artistic life of Newlyn while its students formed the nucleus of the second generation of Newlyn painters.Works can be found at The Tate, London; Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance and at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.


For more information on Stanhope Forbes, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.


This is part 2 of a 4-part series on the works of Stanhope Forbes 

(Still some glitches with the captions):


1902 Lighting Up Time
oil on canvas 114.9 x 175.9 cm

1902c Study for the Carter in "The Lighting Up Time"
oil on canvas 74 x 60 cm
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, UK

1903 Lighting Up
oil on canvas 62.2 x 52 cm

1903 Picking Chrysanthemums
oil on canvas 61.9 x 50.8 cm

1903 Quay Street, Penzance
oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm

1903 Round the Camp Fire 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 92.2 cm 
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

1903 William Henry, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
oil on canvas 125 x 99.5 cm
Mount Edgcumbe House, Torpoint, Cornwall, UK

1904 Evening, Worker's Return
oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm
Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service, UK

1904 James Jewill Hill
oil on canvas 91 x 71.5 cm
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, Cornwall, UK

1904 The Rowing Boat
oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm

1904 The Seine Boat
oil on canvas

1905 Home-Along
study
oil on canvas 86 x 71 cm

1905 Home-Along: Evening
oil on canvas 120.6 x 180.9 cm
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, UK

1906 At Their Moorings
oil on cardboard 103 x 159.5 cm
Ferens Art Galley, Hull, UK

1906 Newlyn, Cornwall
oil on canvas 123 x 97 cm
Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, UK

1907 Gala Day at Newlyn, Cornwall
oil on canvas 106 x 136 cm
Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service, UK

1907 Gossips
oil on canvas 92 x 77 cm

1907 Snared
oil on canvas 102 128 cm
Private Collection

1907 The Quayside, Newlyn
oil on canvas 92 x 72.5 cm

1909 A Safe Anchorage
oil on canvas 117.5 x 153 cm

1909 Sunshine and Shadow: The Village Shop above Newlyn Harbour
oil on canvas 61 x 81 cm

1910 Mousehole Harbour, Cornwall
oil on canvas 35.5 x 45.8 cm
Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, Sussex, UK
1910 Mrs Forbes ( the artist's mother )
oil on canvas 109 x 94 cm
Penlee House Gallery Museum, Penzance, Cornwall, UK

1910 The Harbour Window
oil on canvas 112.5 x 86.7 cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London

1911 The Fleet in Sight
study oil on canvas 61.5 x 51.5 cm

1911 The Harbour at Mousehole
oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm

1911 The Old Pier Steps
oil on canvas 131.5 x 106.5 cm
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK

1911 The Fleet in Sight
study

1912 before Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859–1912)
oil on canvas 33.5 x 27 cm
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, Cornwall, UK

1913 A Street in Seville
oil on canvas 36 x 26 cm

1913 Penolva ( A view of the lane to Penolva, near Mousehole )
oil on canvas 119.5 x 152.5 cm
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, Cornwall, UK

1913 Study of Violin and Bow
oil on board 13.8 x 19 cm
Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, Sussex, UK

1914 The Cottage - Woman gathering Sticks before a Cornish Cottage
oil on canvas 49.5 x 59.7 cm

1914 Through the Looking Glass
oil on canvas 78 x 63 cm

1915 Amongst the Pines
oil on canvas 111.8 x 137.2 cm

1915 Sheffield, River and Smoking Chimneys
oil on canvas 58.3 x 48.3 cm
Museums Sheffied, UK

1915 Three Generations
oil on canvas

c1915 A Family Picnic
oil on canvas 76.8 x 101.6 cm

1916 Mount Bay, Cormwall, feeding the Chickens
oil on canvas 59 x 75 cm

1916 Second Lieutenant Alec Forbes (d.1916), Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm
Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin, UK

1916 The Forge
oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm

1917 Going to School, Paul, near Penzance
oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm

1917 Portrait of Lieutenant Joseph Tronche (10 Regiment d'artillerie/1917)
oil on canvas 74.3 x 54 cm

1917 The Huckster
oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm

1917 The Smith's Workshop
oil on canvas 153.3 x 118 cm

1918 The Munition Girls, 1918
oil on canvas 103 x 127 cm
Science Museum, London

1918 Women's Royal Naval Service Ratings Sail-Making: Onboard HMS 'Essex' at Devonport
oil on canvas 106.6 x 137.1 cm
Imperial War Museum, London

1919 Fitting Out, Mousehole Harbour
oil on canvas 102 x 129 cm
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK

1919 Low Tide at Mousehole
oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm

Similar viewpoint of Mousehole today.

1919 Mousehole, near Newlyn
oil on canvas 60.9 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

1919 The New Mount
watercolour over pencil 45.5 x 59.5 cm

1920 Saffron Cake 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm

1920 The Fruit Seller
oil on canvas 50.8 x 66 cm

1921 An Old Quarter of Penzance
 oil on canvas 61.5 x 51 cm


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