IRVING, Eleanor

1912 - 2008

As Eleanor Cree, she was born at Albert Bridge Road, Wandsworth district, London on 10 April 1912, youngest of three daughters of Arthur Thomas Crawford Cree (1881-1915), a solicitor, and his wife Ivy Elizabeth Marion née Williams (1883-1981), who married at Tring, Hertfordshire on 31 July 1907. Eleanor married at Finsbury Registry Office, London on 2 June 1938, Charles Arthur Le Mesurier Irving (17 June 1903-1986) and they had five children. A Friend at the Ipswich Art Club and as Mrs Eleanor Irving exhibited from Mill House, Millbrook End, Tattingstone, Ipswich in 1979 'Tattingstone Hall' and in 1980 two pictures 'Autumn Garden' and 'Old Town, Dubrovnick'. She had lived at Tattingstone since at least 1970 but later moved to Verandah Cottage, Gaston End, East Bergholt, Suffolk from where she exhibited in 1989 'Flowers in a Mirror' and in 1990 'Celadon Vase and Bowl' and 'Pink Geraniums'. She was still living at East Bergholt in 2006 and died on 21 December 2008, aged 96 and buried at St Mary the Virgin, Tattingstone on 9 January 2009.