CLARKE, Edith Annie

1857 - 1946

Edith Annie Clarke, was born at Dulverton, Somerset on 31 January 1857, daughter of Isaac Clarke, a substantial draper at 15 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset 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, Cornwall 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, Margaret Elizabeth 9, Katie 7, Frederick Giles 2 and newly born Frank, and they retained a governess and three indoor 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 in 1883 ‘Garden Poppies’ and a table lot. In 1894 she exhibited from Marlesford Hall, Wickham Market, Suffolk, two watercolours 'Woodbridge' and 'Cannes Harbour', in February 1897 from Worlingham Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, two watercolours 'Umbrella Pines' and 'Beccles Tower' and in November 1897, 'A Marsh Road, Worlingham'. In 1939, Annie was living at Addis Combe Lodge, Ferndale Road, Teignmouth, Devon and she died at Worthing, Sussex in 1946, aged 90, she was unmarried.