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A Dream Princess

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Elizabeth Adela Stanhope Forbes was a great exponent of painting 'en plein air'. She had a mobile studio built so that she could even produce her elaborate medieval compositions in that way. The youth in the painting is Richard John Boase Richards, the miller at Drift Mills and a farmer. He died of typhoid and is buried in Sancreed churchyard with a granite millstone as his headstone.

Royal Cornwall Museum





oil on canvas


H 162 x W 118 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1913.10

Acquisition method

gift from the husband and son of the artist, 1913

Work type


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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