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Lot 263: Attributed to Stanhope Alexander Forbes
July 3, 2013
Exeter, United KingdomLive Auction
Attributed to Stanhope Alexander Forbes [1857-1947]
Fishermen repairing nets
oil sketch on canvas
signed Stanhope A. Forbes to reverse in pencil
there is also a label attached to the back board inscribed 'Sketch by' with signature of Stanhope A. Forbes
oil on canvas laid in a mount
23 x 30.5cm.
Provenance. Family history has it that this sketch was gifted to the vendor's Grandmother, a Miss Kathleen Fraser, by Stanhope Forbes. There are two photocopy letters accompanying the lot, both written and signed by Stanhope Forbes. One is difficult to read. The other is a reference by the artist for Miss Kathleen Fraser stating Fraser was 'for a considerable time, his pupil, and was well qualified to teach drawing or painting'. The letters are dated 1915.