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Mrs Alice Worswick, née Gillow

Photo credit: Lancaster City Museums

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This painting is a portrait of Alice Worswick, wife of Thomas Worswick. She was the daughter of Robert Gillow, founder of the cabinetmakers, Gillows of Lancaster, in 1730. Worswick was a local clockmaker and banker whom Alice married in 1756. They had nine children and she was a well-respected member of the local community as was noted on her death in 1802, at seventy years of age.

Lancaster City Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    120 x 95 cm (E)

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1926


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