December 14th Caroline Burland Gotch (Death)








Liverpool – born Caroline Burland Gotch (1854 – 1945), the daughter of a wealthy businessman, studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art (1878 – 1879) and at the Slade School of Art in London where she met her future husband, Thomas Cooper Gotch (December 10th) who painted her portrait (left). 

They studied together in Paris, married in Newlyn in 1881 and returned to Paris before moving London for three years (1884 – 1887) after which they settled in Newlyn in a newly built Arts & Crafts house, Wheal Betsy on Chywoone Hill.

Burland Gotch first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1887 and then at the Paris Salon (1897 and 1898), winning second and third place medals, at the Royal Hibernian Academy (1879), Glasgow, Munich and commercial galleries.

Most of her pictures featured women and children in domestic settings and rural scenes as exemplified by ‘Mother and Two Young Children’ (right) and ‘Chywoone Grove’ (below).










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