May 2019

Stanhope Forbes' "A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach": The Authority of the Gaze

Welcome to The Arts Society Basingstoke
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:30
Sherfield-on-Loddon Village Hall
Reading Road Sherfield-on-Loddon RG27 0EZ

A major canvas of what was to become the 'Newlyn School'.

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. 


Mr Alan Read

Holds Master’s and First Class Honours degrees in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London. Is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery and has lectured at many galleries including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the NPG. He is also a London Blue Badge Guide and City of London Guide.