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REF: 5043 - SOLD

Medium - Oil on wooden panel

Size - 7½" x 10" (19cm x 25cm)

Verso - Inscribed “T.C. Gotch. Bought from Deirdre Maclellan by Miller & Truscott”



Gotch would experiment with minimalist subjects like Clouds and bleak shorelines with Leaves being a wonderful example of this genre.


Leaves was previously owned by Deirdre Maclellan, the granddaughter of Thomas Cooper Gotch and former wife of occultist Aleister Crowley. Deirdre Maclellan inherited Thomas Cooper Gotch’s house and paintings including this artwork via her mother, Phyllis Marion Gotch, the child subject of many of Gotch’s paintings.


The painting was subsequently purchased by the esteemed Cornish landscape artist, John Miller and his lifelong partner, the potter Michael Truscott. 


Condition – Excellent

Leaves by Thomas Cooper Gotch

  • Thomas Cooper Gotch was born in Kettering in Northamptonshire in the mid 19th Century. Gotch was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the Newlyn school of art. Gotch was the brother of the architect John Alfred Gotch. 


    Thomas Cooper Gotch studied art in London and Antwerp before he married and moved to Paris. Returning to England, Gotch and his wife settled in Newlyn, Cornwall where he joined a growing group of "Newlyn" Artists. He first made paintings of natural, pastoral settings before immersing himself in the romantic, Pre-Raphaelite romantic style.

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