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Fetching Water from Lake Garda
Henry Herbert LaThangue

The Haddock Center is showcasing a new painting recently purchased by Gerald Haddock. On his last trip to London, Mr. Haddock attended an auction at Sotheby's in London which included several works by British Impressionists. Up for auction was a painting by Henry Herbert LaThangue. LaThangue is another well-known British Impressionist who painted in Newlyn. In fact, Mr. Haddock discovered during his tour of the Tate Britain and by studying their archives that Stanhope Forbes (father of the Newlyn school) traveled with LaThangue in Brittany. The Tate has 700 letters that Forbes wrote to his mother. Thirty-seven of those letters were written to her during his travels with LaThangue. Undoubtedly, the two artists influenced each otherísí work.

Gerald Haddock purchased the LaThangue painting Fetching Water from Lake Garda from Sothebyís for collaboration with an exhibit at the Haddock Center. This generous loan from Mr. Haddock is a significant addition to the exhibit of British Impressionist art at the Haddock Center.

The Haddock Center

Gerald Haddock founded the Haddock Center, a 501 (c)(3) corporation, to promote art, education, and scholarship in the community, focusing on the preservation, study, and analysis of the paintings of Stanhope Alexander Forbes. Forbes was the father of the Newlyn School of Painting, which depicted a revolution in British Impressionism. Forbes was a plein air painter who found beauty in the ordinary. He worked outdoors and painted scenes from the everyday lives of the working class. His work captures the struggles and joys of the human spirit.

However the work of Forbes and other artists from the Newlyn School had been largely forgotten until recently. According to an article in the Western Morning News, the works Forbes and other artists of the Newlyn School were not highly prized paintings; many of the works were "stripped from frames and discarded or allowed to decay." (Read the full article HERE).

Once the Tate Gallery in London reappraised the Newlyn artists in the mid-1970's, interest in the Newlyn School of Art has grown and continues to grow. In June 2000 one of Forbes paintings was sold at an auction for £1.1 million, a record price for any of his works (see the Cornishman article HERE).

Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide
noticed the rising popularity of paintings from the Newlyn School. An article in the December issue notes that the paintings by Newlyn artists are rapidly becoming more desirable for art lovers and collectors. The article, available HERE, includes a Forbes painting owned by Gerald Haddock,  Son of Sea, which (at the time of publication) had quadrupled in value since its purchase. The excitement and interest in the Newlyn School of Art has only grown stronger over the years.

The Haddock Center has exhibited thirteen paintings from the Newlyn School of Painting, all of which are owned either by the Haddock Center or the Center's President, Gerald Haddock.

For more information on the Haddock Center, please contact Haddock Investments at 817-885-8390.

For more information on the Newlyn School of Painting, please visit the website of the Penlee House Gallery and Museum at

A Quiet Pipe
Walter Langley

The most recent addition to The Haddock Center is a painting by Walter Langley. Acquired in 2012 from a private collection in Europe, this piece is entitled A Quiet Pipe. The oil on canvas is another stunning painting from the Newlyn School of Painting.

In Faith and Hope the World will Disagree. But all Mankind's concern is Charity
Walter Langley, 1897
*On loan from Gerald Haddock

In an essay, Leo Tolstoy referred to this painting as an example of “true art”:

            “…a picture by Langley, showing a stray beggar boy, who has 

            evidently been called in by a woman who has taken pity on 

            him. The boy, pitifully drawing his bare feet under the bench 

            is eating; the woman is looking on, probably considering 

            whether he will not want some more; and a girl of about 

            seven, leaning on her arm, is carefully and seriously looking 

            on, not taking her eyes from the hungry boy and is evidently 

            understanding for the first time what poverty is and what 

            inequality among people is, and asking herself why she has 

            everything provided for her while this boy goes barefoot 

            and hungry? She feels sorry and yet pleased, and she 

            loves both the boy and goodness… One feels that the artist 

            loved this girl and that she too loves. And this picture, by an 

            artist who, I think, is not very widely known, is an admirable 

            and true work of art.”

Leo Tolstoy, What is Art and Essays on Art 225 (Alymer Maude trans., Oxford University Press 1930) (1898)

The Skipper's Wooing
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1897
Harbor at Cornwall
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1910
Study for the Fleet in Sight
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1911
The New Mount
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1919
The Balcony, Cahors
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925
Sir George Clausen

Feeding the Chickens
Stanhope Alexander Forbes
A Street Harmony
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1921
Son of Sea
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1910
Three Generations
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1915
The Bridge at Gweek
Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1925
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