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Mrs Patrick Forbes

Photo credit: The Foundling Museum

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Beatrice Forbes was the daughter of Robert Grey, Treasurer of the Foundling Hospital between 1892 and 1914. In 1903 she married Major Patrick William Forbes (1861–1923) in the Foundling Hospital Chapel. Her husband had served in the British Army in Rhodesia where he had been one of the pallbearers at Cecil Rhodes’ funeral in 1902. ‘Pat’ Forbes became a Governor of the Foundling Hospital in 1904.

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    109.2 x 85.1 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by the sitter, 1944


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