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Portrait of artist’s son Alec (untitled)

Acc.no: PEZPH : 2013.8


IDENFIFICATION

Brief Description: Head and shoulders portrait of the artist's son Alec (b.1893) as a young boy wearing his school uniform. In 1904, aged 11, Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes’s son Alec attended Chygwidden School, a small preparatory school in Lelant, as a boarder before going to Bedales in Hampshire. Tragically, he was killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.


PRODUCTION

Person: Forbes, Stanhope Alexander

Date: b 1857, d 1947

Production Date: (1904 - 1905)

Image Height: 165 mm

Image Width: 110 mm

Frame Height: 278 mm

Frame Width: 227 mm

Medium: watercolour

Support: paper


Category: Fine Art

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