This collection contains the personal papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke which were donated to Tate together by Brian D. Price. Items from both sides of the collection have been digitised and are available to view online.
From Tuke's works, items available online includes: a diary documenting Tuke's daily life from 1899-1905; two paintings registers compiled by Tuke which provide a record of his paintings, and their exhibitions and sales from 1879-1934, featuring printed images of many of his works; selected sketch books, sketches and scrap books featuring art works made and signed by Henry Scott Tuke; and a series of photographs of Henry Scott Tuke and his family and friends, his house and studio in Cornwall, and models and boats which were subjects for his artworks. Together these items give an overview of Tuke's life and work.
Also available online are a range of Thomas Cooper Gotch's personal records including photographs, sketches, autobiographical notes and a diary written by his wife, Caroline Gotch, documenting a trip they took to Australia in 1884. When too old to fight in World War One, Gotch involved himself in the Newlyn Artists' Belgian Relief Fund, records from the Fund are included in this collection.
Details of the remainder of this collection can be found on the archive catalogue.
- Tate Archive
- An initial donation of the papers of Tuke and Gotch was made to the Tate Archive by Mr Brian D. Price in 1990. Additional donations of related material were made in 1991, 1994 and 2002.
- TGA 9019
201 objects in this collection
The personal papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) and Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
The personal papers of the painter Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
The papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931)
- The papers of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931)
- This sub-fonds contains the diaries kept by Thomas Cooper and Caroline Gotch, letters written between members of the Gotch family and general business correspondence written to and by Thomas Cooper and Caroline Gotch. It includes Gotch's own writings, as well as correspondence and papers relating to his involvement with the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists and the Newlyn Artists' Belgian Relief Fund. Also contained are papers and catalogues relating to his exhibitions, press cuttings, photographs, a small number of art works by Gotch, reproductions of art works and some personal objects.
The sub-fonds also contains a transcripts of selected letters from TGA 9019 produced by the donor B.D. Price.
- TGA 9019/2
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