EARNSHAW, Mary Harriet

1843 - 1930

As Mary Harriet Clarke, she was born at Ballyhack, Ireland about 1843. She married at Manchester in 1869, Revd Thomas Garside Earnshaw (1841-1904). In 1871 Thomas was curate in charge at Staveley, Yorkshire later at Woolverstone, Suffolk. In 1881 they were living at White House Rectory, Woolverstone with their three children Geoffrey Brook 7, Isabella 6 and Thomas Harris 3, only Thomas was born at Woolverstone, another son Cyril 11, was away at school. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1897 but in 1881 she had exhibited from Woolverstone Parsonage a watercolour ‘Still Life’ and continued to exhibit regularly, in 1883 she exhibited 'Tomtits' and 'Sunflowers', in 1884 exhibited four pictures, 'Chrysanthemums', 'Portrait-Study', 'Portrait' and 'Geraneums' and in 1885 five paintings two portaits and three flower studies. She exhibited three pictures at the Society of British Artists 1888-1889, including a pastel ‘Two Kitties’ and a watercolour ‘An Amusing Story’ she also exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painter in Water Colour, Royal Miniature Society, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Sociery of Women Artists. By 1891 they had moved on to St Ann’s, Wandsworth. Thomas Garside Earnshaw died at Knaresburgh, Yorkshire in 1904 and his wife survived until 1930.

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