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"Cromwell at Dunbar"

"Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament"

Andrew Carrick Gow RA (1848 – 1920) was a English painter who painted scenes from British and European history as well as portraits and genre. He was born in London on June 15, 1848 and studied at Heatherley's School of Art. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, and elsewhere from 1867 onwards, and in 1880, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, become a full Royal Academician in 1890. In 1900, he visited Egypt and he used his sketches to compose a scene representing the death of the Mahdi soon after the defeat of his troops by Colonel Wingate in 1898. In later life, he became Keeper of the Royal Academy and died there on February 1, 1920 at the age of 72.


Works about

  • Harrington, Peter. (1993). British Artists and War: The Face of Battle in Paintings and Prints, 1700-1914. London: Greenhill.

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"ANDREW CARRICK GOW (1848-1920), British painter, was born in London June 15 1848. He studied at Heatherley's art school, London, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869, a picture of his henceforward appearing there every year till his death. He was elected A.R.A. in 1881, and R.A. ten years later. In 1911 he became keeper of the Royal Academy. He died at Burlington House, London, Feb. i 1920. Gow was best known as a historical painter. His works include " The Relief of Leyden " (1876); " The Last Days of Edward VI." (1880); " Cromwell at Dunbar " (1886, bought by the Chantrey Fund); " Queen Mary's Farewell to Scotland " (1892) and " The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's " (1897, painted for the Corporation).

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