Little Boo

Thomas Cooper Gotch, 1854-1931

Signed and dated 1887


22 x 17 inches

Inscribed verso, 'No 3./Little Boo, a portrait/ T.C. Gotch./The Malthouse/Newlyn/Penzance'

Gotch’s biographer described this picture as having been ‘painted at Mrs Penton’s house at Gower Street in November 1887’ (Pamela Lomax, The Golden Dream..., 2004, p 88), and so this watercolour must be of a child of that family. Gotch frequently painted and exhibited pictures of children, catching the general innocence and charm of youth, but rarely giving specific names in the titles

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