FRISWELL, Harry Percy Hain

1857 - 1941

Born at Bloomsbury, London on 6 February 1857, third child of James Friswell, an editor & scientific author, and his wife Emma Hain née Rumley, who married in 1847. In 1861 a 4 year old living at 3 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury with his parents, 35 year old James and 35 year old Emma and his two siblings, which was the home of his 62 year old grandmother Emma Rumley, a widow. Educated at a school kept by Revd Charles Butler at Church Street, Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire where he was boarding with 18 other students in 1871 and in 1881 a 24 year old ‘landscape painter’ living at ‘Fair Home’, Station Road, Bexley Heath, Kent with his widowed mother, grandmother, sister and two of his mother’s nieces. He married at Kingston, Surrey in 1889, Margaret Ann Petch and two years later they were living at Mount Pleasant, Caerhun, Tyn y groes, Conway, Wales and were still there in 1901 from where in 1903 his assets were in the hands of the Official Receiver. By 1908 they had moved to Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, the famous painting place of John Constable [q.v.] In 1911, a 54 year old landscape & figure painter living at East Bergholt with his 54 year old wife, born Peckham, London and a 24 year old nephew, Geoffrey Myall. A landscape painter admitted a member of Royal Society of British Artists in 1897 and exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Academy 1887-1895; the Royal Society of British Artists 1881-1892 and the Royal Institute of British Artists, from Bexley Heath 1881, Tyn-y-Groes, Conway, Wales 1888 and East Bergholt, Suffolk 1908. Titles exhibited at the Royal Academy include ‘A Day in Early Summer’ and ‘Morning Mist’. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1908-1935 and exhibited from 'Chelsea', 13 Marlborough Road, Ipswich in 1933 four paintings 'Sunbathing', 'The late Bertrand Whymper Elkington, Esq.', 'A June Morning' and 'Setting Sun and Rising Moon'. His wife died at East Bergholt in 1915 and in 1939 Harry was an landscape & figure artist painter living at 59 Brunswick Road, Ipswich and he died at Wokingham, Surrey in 1941, aged 84, they had no issue.




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