Study for The Seine Boat by Stanhope Alexander Forbes

This is an interesting preparatory study for the painting The Seine Boat and illustrates the artist's skill in producing finely-observed character details by concentrating on a few figures seen from close range.

Details

Medium:
Pencil & crayon on paper
Dimensions:
45 x 59 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £2,000)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
T Theelke

The bearded old man, known as Uncle William, occurs in several of Forbes's works. The subject had importance for the museum's education work on the Cornish fishing industry as it depicts a Seine boat, used for pilchard fishing until 1920.

Provenance

Shears Fine Art, Penzance; Mr T.Theelke.

Venue details

Royal Cornwall Museum River Street, TRURO Cornwall TR1 2SJ 01872 272205 www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

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