Ruby

Thomas Cooper Gotch, 1854-1931

Oil on canvas

22 x 17 inches

Signed, inscribed on stretcher 'Ruby TC Gotch'

The sitter was Ruby Bone, probably painted in 1909, in which year Gotch was experimenting with colour themes (other paintings that he completed this year wereAmber and Gold, and A Study in Reds ). Gotch was a central figure amongst the Newlyn Colony of artists, then after years in Paris and Florence became a romantic painter in the late Pre-Raphaelite manner. He was especially interested in themes of innocence in the young.

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