1851 - 1918

Born at 21 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, Marylebone, London in 1851, daughter of George Duncan, proprietor of houses, and his wife Emily née Jones, who married at Marylebone in 1847. George Duncan died in 1854 and in 1861, 9 year old Emily was living at 18 Priory Road, Hampstead, with her 34 year old widowed mother and three siblings. By 1871 they had moved to 7 Abbots Road, Hampstead and in 1881 young Emily was a 29 year old art student at Kensington, still living at Hampstead. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1894-1903 and exhibited from Abbotsleigh, Maidenhead in 1895 five paintings including an oil 'Roses' and four watercolours 'Boathouse on the Bure', 'Hastings, Beach Mist', 'Cornfield' and 'Sunlight on the Beach, Hastings' exhibiting a further seventeen pictures 1896-1897 and in 1899 she exhibited from 33 Priory Road, Kilburn, London two oils 'Autumn' and 'A Landing Place, Potter Heigham', which were her last. In 1901 a 49 year old visitor, 'living on own means' at the home of Marianne Mansell, an artist/painter, at 5 Fernshaw Road, Chelsea, London. In 1911 she was staying at the Edinburgh Hotel, St Leonard's-on-sea, Sussex and she died at Hampstead in 1918, aged 66, she was unmarried.