Pair of Oils on Panels by Charles Fredrick Lowcock
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This splendid and very appealing pair of oils on panels was painted by Charles Fredrick Lowcock. This notable British genre, history and figural painter exhibited at London's Royal Academy from 1878 to 1904 as well as at the Suffolk Street Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy. His exhibits at the Royal Academy were mostly classical architectural interiors or gardens and included titles such as 'In the Temple', 'The Lost Chord', and 'A Love Letter'. He painted finely detailed and interesting interiors, many with prettily dressed girls in different settings.  Charles Lowcock is well-listed in all relevant biographical dictionaries including Benezit and Wood’s Dictionary of Victorian Painters which also shows an illustration of his work.

This particular pair of paintings features young women in period dress, one inside a church and the other in a garden. The woman inside the church is signed by the artist, vertically, in the lower left hand corner. Each painting sits inside a bright gold gilt frame, measuring 23 in – 58.5 cm in height, 13 ½ in – 34.2 cm wide and 2 in – 5 cm in depth. The paintings measure 17 in – 43 cm high by 7 in – 17.7 cm wide.