Catherine Ellen Stowe

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This is a half-length portrait of Catherine Ellen Stow (nee Moulders) of Lancashire, wife to the silk merchant and Sheriff of York, John Stow.

Painted in a feigned oval, she wears a blue silk dress with a black ribbon tied around her neck. The dress is decorated with a single pink rose.

This is one of a pair of portraits which depict Catherine Stow and her husband John Stow separately.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall



Catherine Ellen Stowe




oil on canvas


H 79 x W 60 cm

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purchased, 1993

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