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Lot 238

James Gow, RBA, British, d.1886-  His First Message;  oil on canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm.  Provenance: 

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Lot 238

James Gow, RBA, 
British, d.1886- 
His First Message; 
oil on canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm. 
Provenance: 

Price Realised: £984

Estimate: £400 - £600

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 238

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James Gow, RBA, 
British, d.1886- 

His First Message; 

oil on canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm. 

Provenance: 
Private Collection, UK. 

Note: 
Gow specialised in painting genre scenes, exhibiting fifteen of his works at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1884. The present work may well be the painting entitled 'The first message', which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1862 (no.416). The maternal subject matter exhibits a strongly 19th-century preoccupation with feminine morality, emphasising the importance of a woman's role as a mother and care-giver. The Delftware plate to the left of the composition gestures towards the Dutch interior scenes by artists such as Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684), which clearly provided inspiration for the present work. 

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