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"ANDREW CARRICK GOW (1848-1920), British painter, was born in London June 15 1848. He studied at Heatherley's art school, London, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1869, a picture of his henceforward appearing there every year till his death. He was elected A.R.A. in 1881, and R.A. ten years later. In 1911 he became keeper of the Royal Academy. He died at Burlington House, London, Feb. i 1920. Gow was best known as a historical painter. His works include " The Relief of Leyden " (1876); " The Last Days of Edward VI." (1880); " Cromwell at Dunbar " (1886, bought by the Chantrey Fund); " Queen Mary's Farewell to Scotland " (1892) and " The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's " (1897, painted for the Corporation).

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