Elizabeth Forbes
Volendam, Holland, from the Zuidende ?1895

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Elizabeth Forbes 1859–1912
Volendam, Holland, from the Zuidende
Date ?1895
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 268 x 174 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1986
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1890

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A Canadian, Elizabeth Forbes studied in London, New York, Munich and Brittany and was inspired by Impressionism to paint everyday scenes outdoors. She became a leading member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall and co-founded the Newlyn Art School. Her international success made her a role model for other women artists: ‘I am at Mrs Forbes’ feet - she wins one with her strength of colour and design’, wrote Frances Hodgkins in 1902.

February 2016

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