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FAIR MEASURES


I enjoyed painting this picture by Stanhope A. Forbes, circa 1857-1947. It has action and yet it gives a relaxed laidback atmosphere of the three figures each engrossed in what they are doing in a narrow medieval market street.

by STANHOPE A. FORBES  1857-1947

Stanhope Forbes was born in Dublin in 1857. He travelled to Paris to study under Bonnat and went to Brittany in 1881. In 1884 he went to Cornwall and became one of the central figures of the Newlyn School. Forbes represents three figures; an elderly woman weighing potatoes; a pretty girl ladling milk for a child symbolizing the three stages of a woman’s life.