Thomas Fenwick – In The Cowgate Edingburgh
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Signed and dated; Th F. 1846 (bottom right.). Pencil and watercolour with white highlights on taupe paper, presented in a new mount.
Image: 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. (22.4 x 28 .4 cm.)
Mount: 13 5 /8 x 14 7/8 in. (34.6 x 37.6 cm.)
Thomas Fenwick was a Scottish painter. Little is known of the artist although numerous works have been sold at auction. A pupil of Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840) Fenwick seems to have been particularly attracted to Edingburgh from the south by the reputation of Nasmyth’s teaching.
Between the mid 18th and mid 20th centuries, the Cowgate was a poor, often overcrowded slum area. In the 19th century, it was home to much of the city’s Irish immigrant community and nicknamed “Little Ireland”.