COLE , Philip Tennyson

1862 - 1939

Born at Marylebone, London in 1862, eldest son and second child of James Cole, a painter of general subjects, and his wife Sophia Emma née Willis who married at Marylebone in 1860. In 1871 an 8 year old living at Minerva Lodge, The Avenue, Acton, London with his parents, 30 year old James and 36 year old Sophia, and his three siblings and they were still living in Acton ten years later when Philip was an art student. In 1890 he travelled to South Africa living there until 1927. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1928-1933 exhibiting five portraits from Oak Hill, Ipswich in 1928 'The Bishop of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich', 'The late Alderman W. F. Paul', 'Mrs Fred Keighly', 'Brig. General S. E. Massy-Lloyd' and 'Mrs. J. H. P. Daman'. He also exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, International Society, London Salon, New Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He died at Tooting, London in 1939. Sitters for his portraits included Cecil Rhodes and in 1896 he painted the portrait of former Prime Minister and the then Attorney-General of the Cape Colony, Sir Thomas Upington (1844- 1898). In 1930 Cole published his memoirs 'Vanity Varnished; Reminiscences in Many Colours'.





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