GRUBBE, Lawrence Carrington

1854 - 1912

Lawrence Grubbe

Born at Southwold, Suffolk in 1854, seventh of the twelve children of wealthy John Eustace Grubbe (1816-1899), magistrate, parliamentary agent and mayor of Southwold, and his wife Julia Catherine, daughter of Revd George William Hall, DD, Master of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, who married in 1845. His father also had a house at 29 Holland Park, London where the family often resided. Educated at Eton and admitted to Trinity Hall, Cambridge on 3 February 1872. A captain in the 16th Regiment and on his retirement took up figure painting, exhibiting at the London Salon and in 1893 exhibited ‘A Game of Draughts’ at the Royal Academy from 2 Margravine Gardens, Kensington also exhibited from Southwold, Suffolk 1907 and Hampstead, London 1908. Also a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1889-1905 from Southwold but does not seem to have exhibited. He married in 1909, Marie Ellen Seymour [q.v.], daughter of John Seymour Lucas [q.v.], who died in 1951. Grubbe died at his home 96 Abbey Road, Hampstead, London in 1912, aged 57, leaving a daughter Margaret Julia Maria (1911-1997) [q.v.].

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