This is a major late work by Stanhope Forbes, a leading member of the Newlyn School, and a superb example of 1920s painting in Britain.
On Paul Hill by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1922
© the artist's estate. All Rights Reserved 2010 / Bridgeman Art Library
- Oil on canvas
- 97 x 122 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £40,000 ( Total: £298,533; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
Influenced by French 'plein air' painters, the artist painted this view from the junction between Chywoone (or 'Paul') Hill and the top of Adit Lane in Newlyn, West Cornwall, a view still recognisable today. In the distance is Penzance, with St Mary's Church and the Queen's Hotel prominently visible. The work epitomises artists' concern with depicting a return to normality after World War I and celebrating the conservative values of rural village life.
?Sold in studio sale of the artist's work following his death in 1947; W H Lane & Sons, Penzance, 1940s; private collection, Cornwall; Sotheby's, London, 2006.
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