MATHEW, Doris Edna Muriel

1892 - 1959

Born at Dovercourt, Essex on 29 January 1892, daughter of Gervase Frederick Mathew (1842-1928), naval paymaster-in-chief, and his wife Frances Sarah née Hinchcliff (22 March 1860-1950), who married at Barnstable, Devon in 1880. A sister to (Kathleen) Ruby Evelyn Mathew [q.v.]. In 1911, a 19 year old living at Lee House, Dovercourt, Essex with her parents, 69 year old Gervase and 51 year old Frances. In 1932 Doris was listed on the electoral roll at Lee House, together with Francis Sarah, David Hinchcliff and Frances Kathleen Mathew. She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1923 'A Group of Chenar Trees, Kashmir' and 'Weed Collecting on the Dai Lake, Kashmir' and from Lee House, 27 Marine Parade, Dovercourt in 1935 two works 'Buffalos Bathing in the Indus' and 'The Jhelum River'. In 1937 she left England on the RMS 'Highland Brigade' for Buenos Aires, Argentina but was back by 1938 when exhibited two watercolours 'An Argentine Garden' and 'View from Santos, Brazil' and in 1939 became a member of the Art Club when she was living at Lee House, Harwich with her widowed mother Frances and sibling sister Frances K. (16 September 1881-1959). She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1942 watercolours 'The Oak is Out, North Devon', 1943 'Dovercourt Fields', 'Harvest Time near River Torridge' and 'North Devon Farm', in 1944 'In the Valley of Kahmir' and 'Under Dedham Willows' in 1946 'August in Devon', in 1948 'The Iris Bed', in 1949 'Hemingford Gray' and two in 1950 'Jhelum Valley' and 'Blue Bell Hill' and was a member of the club until 1953. She died at Wortley, Yorkshire in 1959, aged 67, she was unmarried.