CHURCHYARD, Catherine [Kate]

1839 - 1889

Young Paterfamilias left at home in charge of Baby

Known at Kate was born at Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and baptised at St Mary’s church, Woodbridge on 29 July 1839, one of the several artist children of Thomas Churchyard (1795-1865) [q.v.] and his wife Harriet née Hailes (1797-1865). Her subject matter was similar to Harriet’s, capturing the comic side of life, but with less talent. She exhibited two painting at the Woodbridge Industrial and Art Exhibition in 1883 'Dog after Landseer' and 'Pitman's Monuments' and one in 1887 a watercolour 'Seckford Hall', but her speciality seems to have been 'd'oyleys from Punch'. In 1881 she was living with her sisters in Seckford Street, Woodbridge where she died in 1889, aged 50, she was unmarried.