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Stanhope Forbes' "A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach" : The Authority of the Gaze Alan Read Wednesday 15 May 2019

A detailed account of perhaps Forbes’s most famous painting, shown at the Royal Academy in 1885 and one of the first major canvases of what was to become known as the Newlyn School. Forbes’s working practice will be described and the generally accepted notion of the painting’s apparent realism will be challenged. This lecture is based on a dissertation which was short-listed for the Association of Art Historians’ Student Prize. 

Image: Stanhope Forbes, A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach, 1885, Plymouth City Art Gallery