Blackberry Gathering

Elizabeth ForbesAbout 1912

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Elizabeth Adela Forbes was a leading member of the group of artists who worked at Newlyn in Cornwall at the end of the 19th century. They were known as the ‘Newlyn School’. The group painted local outdoor subjects full of light and atmosphere using characteristic free brushwork. The male artists in Newlyn painted the working life of the fishing village whereas Elizabeth Forbes depicted the women and children either at home or engaged in more leisurely outdoor pursuits, as in this painting.

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  • Title: Blackberry Gathering
  • Creator: Elizabeth Forbes
  • Date Created: About 1912
  • tag / style: En plein air; Elizabeth Forbes; Newlyn School; blackberry picking; children; clouds; hat; Cornwall
  • Physical Dimensions: w998 x h839 cm (Without frame)
  • Artist biographical information: Elizabeth Forbes (Nee Armstrong) was born in Canada and studied in New York and Munich. In 1890 she married Stanhope Forbes. Both painters were part of the group of artists who worked together at Newlyn in Cornwall at the end of 19th century.
  • Additional artwork information: To learn more about the Walker Art Gallery's 20th-century collections, please follow this link: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/20c/forbes.aspx
  • Type: Oil on canvas
  • Rights: Bequeathed by Mr W J L Davies in 1953