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Stanhope Forbes Painting Auctioned

An oil painting of Penzance by Stanhope Forbes one of Cornwall’s most important artists has auctioned for £170,000. It had a pre auction estimate of £240,000 – £260,000 The picture, “Inner Harbour – Abbey Slip” was painted in 1921.

Stanhope Alexander Forbes R.A., (18 November 1857, – 2 March 1947), was an artist and member of the then influential Newlyn school of painters. He was married to fellow painter Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes (1859-1912).

Forbes was born in Dublin. He studied art at the Lambeth School of Art (now the City & Guilds of London Art School), then in Paris under Léon Bonnat. He moved to Newlyn in Cornwall in 1884, which was to be his home for the rest of his life, and where he died.