Thursday, 8 October 2015

Trouvé: Elisabeth Gowanlock Molyneaux

Elizabeth Gowanlock Molyneaux 
(1887 - 1969)
Scottish painter and printmaker

Thank you Charles for your encyclopedic knowledge on British printmakers and fast help. Not B. G. but Elisabeth Gowanlock. And along Charles send from his collection this other example of Elisabeth's printmaking artwork for sharing: Melrose Abbey, south of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Elisabeth was a prolific watercolor artist who painted landscapes of Scotland, France and Italy. One of her favored locals was the Isle of Arran off the Scottish coast. Her work was exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours and the Paris Salon.
She is listed in The Dictionary of Scottish Painters, 1600-1960 by Harris and Halsby, A Dictionary of Contemporary British Artists, 1929 by Dolman and the Dictionary of Women Artists by Petteys.

And here's what I was able to scratch from the Internet this morning: 


And reader/fellow-blogger Darrel C. Karl who also went through his archive and collection trying to find more about which Mill exactly Elisabeth chose to depict. Here's the picture he's send of Frank Brangwyn's original sketch of a "Dutch Pumping Mill" published in the book "Windmills" by Hayter Preston and Brangwyn.


And then there's this "Melrose cottage" by American printmaker William Seltzer Rice (1873-19673) who obviously visited Scotland but so far I was unable to find an account of his trip. But I did found a mentioning of another Scottish print: "Zinnias and Aberfoyle - Scotland",  a picture of it also stays in the dark. Aberfoyle is located just North of Glasgow. 

All pictures borrowed freely from the Internet for friendly, educational and non commercial use only. 


  1. I think you are onto something here because Norman Bassett Hall and her husband Arthur William Hall arrived at Glasgow from the US in June 1925 and travelled to the Isle of Skye in the August. I had no idea Seltzer Rice had also been in Scotland. I wonder...

    1. No, we may be onto something. It's a joint effort. Thanks !