CLARKE, Edith Annie

1856 - 1946

Born at Dulverton, Somerset in 1856, daughter of Isaac Clarke, a substantial draper at 15 High Street, Dulverton, and his wife Elizabeth née Giles, and a younger sister to Katie Clarke [q.v.] In 1861 a 5 year old living at 13 Market Place, Penzance with her parents, 35 year old Isaac, a draper employing fifteen assistants, and his 36 year old wife Elizabeth, both born at Dulverton, together with her four siblings including Katie 7 and Frederick 2, and they retained a governess and three general servants. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1894-1898 and must have been staying with her brother Frederick Giles Clarke, soda & cordial and bottle washing machine manufacturer, and his wife Bessie at 62 London Road, Ipswich when she exhibited 1883 including ‘Garden Poppies’ and a table lot. In 1894 she exhibited from Marlesford Hall, Wickham Market, Suffolk two watercolours 'Woodbridge' and 'Cannes Harbour', in 1897 from Worlingham Hall, Beccles, Suffolk in February two watercolours 'Umbrella Pines' and 'Beccles Tower' and November 'A Marsh Road, Worlingham' She died at Worthing, Sussex in 1946, aged 90, she was unmarried.