COLE, John Fenn

1835 - 1905

Baptised at Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire on 19 January 1835, son of William Cole, a Commander in the Royal Navy, and his wife Ann Judith. He married at Islington on 3 August 1865, Mary Anna (1838-1903), daughter of Samuel Sutton of Clifton Lodge, Bungay, Suffolk. In 1871 a dental surgeon living at Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire but ten years later a dentist at 11 Museum Street, Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1905 and exhibited from Museum Street, Ipswich in 1881 oils ‘Kynance Cove, Cornwall’, in 1882 'A Bedfordshire Lane' and 'On the Cornish Coast, near Logan Rock, in 1883 'Half Tide' and 'Priory Farm', 1884 'On the Tamar', in 1885 'Walton Ferry' and continued to exhibit regularly, he also exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery in 1884 from Cassell & Co., Ludgate Hill, London, an accommodation address. In 1891 living at ‘Northcote’, Anglesea Road, Ipswich where his wife died in 1903, aged 66 and he followed in 1905, aged 70 and are both buried in Ipswich Cemetery.