The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Elizabeth Adela Forbes

In the book 'Singing from the Walls', Judith Cook wrote 'Her skill in conveying movement was put to good use in her depictions of lively children.


Pastel on paper
63 x 111 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,500 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
Prof John Heckinlively

.. The pastel of the Pied Piper is a superb example of this: the group of children seem drawn by an irresistible gravitational pull, caught up in one glorious sweep of movement as the piper leads them away from the bright sunlight towards the mysterious darkness of the woods.'


Tommy Batten; by descent to Michael Batten; W H Lane & Sons Auctioneers, Penzance; present vendor, USA.

Venue details

Penlee House Gallery and Museum Morrab Road, PENZANCE Cornwall TR18 4HE 01736 363 625

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am - 5pm 1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 30 mins before closing Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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