Friday, February 7, 2014

William Banks Fortescue

William Banks Fortescue (1850-1924) was a genre painter. Before taking up painting, and studying in Paris, he spent some time as an engineer of design. His subjects were landscapes, genre relating to ships and boats, and still-life. In 1883 he went to Venice for further study. He became associated with the Newlyn School and had a close friendship with fellow painter Stanhope Alexander Forbes.

 Woman by Lily (1886)
 Cowslip Gatherers (1884)
 Medical Attention
Picking Daffodils

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