ROBERTSON, Percy

1869 - 1934

Born at Bellagio, Milan, Italy in 1869, son of artist Charles Robertson and his wife Alice Mary née Lonsdale, who married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1865. In 1871, a 2 year old living at Common Side, Walton-upon-Thames with his parents, 32 year old Charles and 30 year old Alice, who was born at Sydney, Australia, and three siblings, all four children were born in different towns and by 1881 they had moved to Meadrow House, Godalming, Surrey. Educated at Charterhouse and was still at Meadrow House in 1891 but by 1901 a 33 year old 'picture painter artist' boarding at 79 Clifton Hill, Marylebone. A talented watercolour landscape painter and very capable etcher being elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers in 1908. He married at St Georges Hanover Square, London in 1905, Edith Helen Nash and they moved to The Cherries, Courthouse Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire where, in 1911 a 42 year old artist with his 40 year old wife Edith, born Hampstead. About this time he executed a series of approximately 200 views of the Thames from Oxford to Kingston-on-Thames. He exhibited widely including 33 works at the Royal Academy and 166 works at the Royal Society of Etchers. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1895-1905 and exhibited from Meadow House, Godalming in 1898 four watercolours 'The Town Hall, Great Yarmouth', 'Early Morning Great Yarmouth', 'The Plough' and 'The Victoria Emabankment' and three of his works were displayed at the Centenary Exhibition in 1974, two watercolours 'The Isle of Dogs-Sunrise' and 'The Tower Bridge' and an etching 'The Houses of Parliament'. He was also a member of the Woodpecker Art Club, later the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, in 1904 from London. He died at Richmond, Surrey in 1934, aged 69 and his wife died in 1950, aged 79, they had no children.




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