FLICK, John Robert

1806 - 1890

Born at Wickham Market, Suffolk about 1806, son of Ann Flick, being baptised at Wickham Market on 24 May 1813, and brought up by Samuel Flick of Saxmundham. He studied for some time in Italy and married at Holborn, London in 1860, Ann Pye [Flick q.v.]. In 1861, a 50 year old portrait painter living at 38 Devonshire Street, Finsbury with his 30 year old wife Ann, born Nottingham, an artist in oils. Ten years later he gives his age as 56 and living with his 41 year old wife at 10 Camden Street, St Pancras, London and in 1881 a 74 year old ‘retired portrait painter’ living at The Elms, Earl Soham, Suffolk with his 52 year old wife Annie, 87 year old mother-in-law Mary Ann Pye. In 1883 still living at Earl Soham when he exhibited two oil paintings at the Ipswich Fine Art Club ‘A Slight Difficulty in Obtaining Money’ and ‘The Gleaner’. Flick was buried at Earl Soham on 30 September 1890, aged 84.