A portrait of the artist’s daughter, Phyllis, painted during a visit to Florence in 1891–92. Though a member of the Newlyn school, Gotch’s art changed radically at this time through his discovery of Italian early Renaissance painters. He abandoned the anecdotal realist subject matter of the Newlyn artists and started to explore a vein of symbolism focussing on images of women and children in timeless settings.


  • Title: My crown and sceptre
  • Creator: Thomas Cooper Gotch
  • Date Created: 1891
  • Physical Dimensions: 95.2 x 68.3 cm stretcher; 127.0 x 100.0 x 7.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW 1899, possibly from the artist.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 1899
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Signature & Date: Signed and dated l.r., brown paint "T C Gotch 1891".
  • Artist Country: England

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