Beach Scene, St.Ives, 1886

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857-1947)

'Beach Scene, St. Ives', Stanhope Forbes

In this small picture Forbes convincingly captures the atmosphere of a hot summer's day on the beach. The wide expanse of sand is bathed in glaring sunlight and the sea sparkles in the distance. The beach tents, breaking the high horizon line, and the small groups of figures are not depicted in any great detail. Instead, the artist concentrates on the overall view and the general relationship between the landscape and figures.

Oil on canvas

Bristol Museums and Art Gallery