Thomas Cooper Gotch

British, 1854 - 1931


31 pictures

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A Cottage Interior, Newlyn  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
A Cottage Interior, Newlyn
A Jest  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
A Jest
A Pageant of Childhood  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
A Pageant of Childhood
Alleluia  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Dawn of Womanhood  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Dawn of Womanhood
Death the Bride  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Death the Bride
Destiny  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Girl in a Cornish Garden  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Girl in a Cornish Garden
Girl in Renaissance Costume  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Girl in Renaissance Costume
Heir to All the Ages  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Heir to All the Ages
Holy Motherhood  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Holy Motherhood
It is an Ancient Mariner  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
It is an Ancient Mariner
Madonna of the Mount  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Madonna of the Mount
Monsigneur Love  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
Monsigneur Love
My Crown and Sceptre  by Thomas Cooper Gotch
My Crown and Sceptre
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Thomas Cooper Gotch was a painter of portraits, landscape and allegorical and realistic genre. Studied at Heatherley's School; the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Antwerp; the Slade School, and in Paris under JP Laurens. Visited Australia in 1883. Lived first in London, then settled in 1887 at Newlyn, Cornwall, where he belonged to the Newlyn School of plein-air painters. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, and in Munich, Paris and Chicago from 1880. Founder of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists, 1887 and President 1913-28. Retrospective exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle in 1910. Alleluia was purchased for the Tate Gallery by the Chantrey Bequest in 1896.

His earlier work was more naturalistic in the style of the Newlyn School. After his visit to Italy in 1891, he turned to more symbolistic and allegorical subjects, and a more decorative treatment, e.g. as seen in Alleluia. Manuscripts relating to Gotch are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Alfred East Gallery in Kettering, England has a large collection of paintings by Gotch in its permanent collection, including Death the Bride.


The Golden Dream: A Biography of Thomas Cooper Gotch
The Last Romantics: The Romantic Tradition in British Art : Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer
Love & Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria
Alleluya, Thomas Cooper Gotch
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The Orchard, Thomas Cooper Gotch
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