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Stanhope Alexander Forbes

(England 18 Nov 1857 – 02 Mar 1947)

Their ever-shifting home
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

179.2 x 115.6 cm stretcher; 196.5 x 132.5 x 6.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r., black paint "Stanhope A Forbes". Not dated.
Purchased 1890
Accession number
19th & 20th c European art
Provenance (1)

Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists, Melbourne/Victoria/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Royal Anglo-Australian Society of Artists 1890.

Bibliography (40)

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Mrs Lionel Birch, Stanhope A Forbes, ARA, and Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, ARWS, London, 1906, p 36.

Henry Blackburn (Editor), Academy notes 1887, London, 1887, p 15, illus with sketch p 84.

['Cervus'], Sydney Morning Herald, ‘To the gallery with an artist’, Sydney, 19 Sep 1891, p 4.

Paula Dredge and Alan Lloyd, Paintings conservation in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present: connecting the past to the future: contributions to the eleventh AICCM paintings group symposium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2008, ‘The sub-committee and the restorer: conservation at the National Art Gallery of NSW 1899–1910’, Canberra, 2008, pp 25–37: p 29, illus p 37, fig 5.

Caroline Fox, Stanhope Forbes and the Newlyn school, London, 1993, p 26, illus p 27.

Renée Free, Art and Australia, 'European Collection', Sydney, Jul 1972, p 64.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', Sydney, 1988, p 44.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 64, illus p 64.

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, London, 1905-1906, vol 3, 1905, p 135.

C Lewis Hind, Art Journal, 'Stanhope A Forbes, RA', London, Dec 1911, pp 1–32: pp 8, 28, illus p 14.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 83, no 683.

May L Manning, Magazine of Art, 'Art in Australia', London, 1895, pp 215–19: p 218.

Wilfrid Meynell, Art Journal, ‘Mr Stanhope A Forbes’, London, Mar 1892, pp 65–69: p 68. Includes engraving of the artist painting the picture (p 66).

Tom Roberts, Argus, ‘The National Art Gallery of New South Wales', Melbourne, 31 Oct 1891, p 4.

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Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1887, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1887–1887

Exhibition of British Art, 1890, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Melbourne, 1890–1890

Victorian Social Conscience, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Aug 1976–19 Sep 1976