Flourished 1880-1910
View of Cornwall

Graphite on paper
Image size: 5 1/4 x 8 inches (13 x 20.25 cm)

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Jane Ross

Little is known about Jane Ross apart from that she attended Heatherley’s Art School. Here she met the artist Thomas Cooper Gotch and the pair remained friends throughout their lives. They shared a passionate interest in literature, plays and books.

Gotch called Jane his ‘sister confessor’ and she called him her ‘penitent’. Indeed, they were extremely close, going on to study at the Slade together, and then Paris. There are definitely indications of a romance between them, which, if true, came to naught as Thomas married Caroline Burland Yates in 1881.