The Bride (Lady Forbes

Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859-1912)


Oil on canvas

H 112.5 x W 86.5 cm

Collection: Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Accession no: PEZPH: 1989.63

Purchased, 1973

In 1902, Stanhope Forbes's elder brother William married a Frenchwoman, Marie Louise Tronche of Souillac, who became Lady Forbes when he was knighted in 1915. It seems likely that this was painted around the time of the marriage. [Commentary continues below.]

Image downloaded, and caption and commentary added, by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

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