CLAYDEN, Emily Ann

1846 - 1926

Emily Ann Clayden, was born at Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1846 and baptised on 18 September 1846, daughter of Henry Clayden, ironmonger, and his wife Ellen née Rand, who died in 1848. Emily studied at the Ipswich School of Sciene & Art and was a landscape painter in oils, her subjects included local landscapes, Devon, Scottish and Dutch views and flower studies. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1878-1925 and exhibited, when she was living with her aunt, 75 year old Mary Rand, at 25 Park Terrace, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich in 1881, oils, ‘Friends’ and ‘In the Trossacks’, in 1883 an oil 'On Lynmouth Beach' and two watercolours 'Bird's Nest' and 'Sea Study' and was still showing from Ipswich in 1910 ‘Ber Street [Norwich]'. She also exhibited from Fonnereau Road, Ipswich at the Woodbridge Industrial and Art Exhibition in 1887, an oil painting 'Spring Flowers' and a watercolour 'Alderton Church'. In 1891, still living at 25 Fonnereau Road ‘on own means’ on her own with a single servant. In 1911, was at a boarding house at 12 Durley Road, Roseneath, Bournemough. She died at Ipswich on 6 February 1926, aged 80, she was unmarried.