SAW, Mabel Eva

1866 - 1939

Born at Greenwich, London on 12 September 1866, youngest child of Samuel Saw, an attorney & solicitor, and his first wife Matilda née Bassett (1825-1873), who married at Greenwich in 1852. In 1871, a 4 year old living at 20 Upper Park Street, Greenwich with her parents 41 year old Samuel and 45 year old Matilda and five siblings, Matilda 17, Amy Clara 12, Frances M. 10, Francis A 9 and Henry W. 5. An artist in watercolour and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1899-1922 and exhibited from 143 Wooddbridge Road, Ipswich in 1899 'A Dutch Type', 'Memories' and 'At Borrowdale', in 1900 from 39 St Margaret's Green, Ipswich 'At the Docks, Ipswich', 'Loch Vennachar', 'The Point of Honour', 'St Margaret's Green' and a portrait study 'Maisie', in 1901 from 17 Glencoe Road, Blackheath, London 'Wenhaston', 'A Suffolk Field' and 'Walberswick' and in 1902 from the High School, Ipswich 'Whitby from Bridge Steps', 'Staithes', 'Whitby Boats' and 'Low Tide, Whitby' as a teacher she taught in several tonws up and down the country and in 1911, a 44 year old art mistress for Preston Education Committee living at 3 Cobham Street, Preston, Lancashire. Her last exhibitions at Ipswich were from the Secondary School for Girls at Dereham, Norfolk 'The Mill Race, Cambridge' and 'At Looe'. In 1939 a retired governess living at 57 Paxton House, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, where she died later that year, aged 73, she was unmarried.