DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Stanhope FORBES | The harbour window

FORBES, Stanhope
Ireland 1857 – England 1947
England from 1874, France 1880-82
The harbour window 1910
oil on canvas
112.0 (h) x 87.0 (w) cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London, presented by the artist's widow in 1973

In Victorian genre painting, the image of a single needlewoman suggested industrial exploitation, but Forbes was less interested in social issues than in the pictorial possibilities of the figure in relation to the view of the harbour. When Forbes painted The harbour window he was experimenting with bright colour and tonal contrast.

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