Caroline Burland GOTCH
Born in Liverpool, Merseyside on 9 May, 1854, Caroline Yates studied at Heatherly's School of Art (1878), the Slade School of Art and at the Academie Julian, Paris (1880).
Caroline and her sister Esther (Ess) visited Newlyn in the summer of 1879, where Tom GOTCH visited her subsequently. She had met her future husband Thomas Cooper GOTCH, whilst studying at the Slade School, and also their good friend Henry Scott TUKE. Returning from Paris in 1881, she married Thomas on 31 August at St Peter's Church, Newlyn, and then returned with him to Paris to continue her studies.
They had one daughter, Phyllis Maureen GOTCH, who was born in France in Sept 1882, and they continued to spend time abroad until Caroline's ill health brought them back to England in 1883. By 1887 they were living in Newlyn. Caroline continued to paint, but sparingly, and exhibited and sold work in the early years of NAG.
Caroline died on 14 December, 1945, age 90 (GRO) in Newlyn, surviving her husband by fourteen years. The full story of the couple's life of art and travel is told in The Golden Dream (2004) by Pamela Lomax.