Previous owner of 'Landscape with Abbey Ruins' by an unknown artist in the manner of Thomas Girtin (1775 - 1802)

It is possible that Ross could be, journalist and gallery owner Robert Baldwin Ross (1869 – 1918). He was born in Tours, France on the 26 May 1869, son of attorney-general of Upper Canada John Ross (1818–1871). He moved to London with his mother soon after his father's death in 1871 where Ross was educated by a private tutor and in 1888 he attended King's College, Cambridge.

Ross was director of Gallery Carfax Gallery, and later became an art critic on the Morning Post. He joined the National Art Collections Fund (now the Art Fund) and was elected to the executive committee in 1912. He was a member of the Contemporary Art Society and appointed London director of the new Johannesburg Art Gallery. Between 1912 and 1914 he was also a valuer for the Board of Inland Revenue.

Ross was a homosexual and had two long term relationships during his life. He was also a great friend of Oscar Wilde. He died suddenly 5 October 1918 at his home in Mayfair, London.
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