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Tom Trythall Rowe

Thomas ('Tom') Trythall Rowe was an English born landscape painter.

Rowe was active between 1882 and 1899, during which time he exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Dudley Gallery, Dowdeswell Galleries and Society of British Artists, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Nottingham Art Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.

From a list of artists working in Newlyn, Cornwall, between 1880 and 1900, researched by George Bednar, author of Every Corner was a Picture, Tom Trythall Rowe (1858 - 1937 ) was a member of The Artists Colony, known as the Newlyn Artists, between 1880 to 1900. Bednar suggests that he was a visiting artist, rather than resident. Source:West Cornwall Art Archive, 1999.

In 1886 he joined the membership of the Nottingham Society of Artists and the New English Art Club, a group with which James Whistler exhibited at their first show in 1888. In 1889 Rowe was among those included in the preliminary preparations for a meal to be held at the Criterion on 1 May in celebration of James Whistler's honorary membership of the Royal Academy in Munich

Paintings include:

Wickersley Connection

Tom Trythall Rowe, was first listed in White's Directory of 1901, again in 1905 and 1911. He was an Artist at Wickersley Institute.

The Wickersley Institute and Club which was erected in 1862 by the late W. H. Yates M. D., at a cost of 1500 and contained a library museum, and lecture hall.

A book by Harold W.Wild: Rambles in Ivanhoe Land No 1. Whiston, Morthern, Wickersley was illustrated by Trythall Rowe. Book described as ' A Scarce piece of ephemera published by the authors Wild & Rowe from the Institute Wickersley.'

Both Trythall and Rowe are Cornish surnames. I note there is a place called Trythall in Penzance, Cornwall. I wonder if he was christened Tom Rowe, and, as an artist added the 'Trythall' for effect.

Research shows that William Holt Yates Titcomb RBA RI (1858 - 1930), the son of an Anglican Bishop, also mentioned on this website was an artist.

At one time Rowe resided at 29, Spring Gardens, Charing Cross

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