A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach’: The Authority of the Gaze.

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


Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn School:  C Fox – David & Charles 1993

Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes: L birch – Truran, (reprinted 2005)

Artists of the Newlyn School 1880 – 1900: C Fox & F Greenacre – Newlyn Orion Galleries 1979

Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall 1880 – 1940: M Hardie – Art Dictionaries