ANSTED, William Alexander

1859 - 1948

Born at Guernsey, C.I. on 1 March 1859, son of David Thomas Ansted and his wife Augusta Dorothea Hackett Baillie. In 1881, a 21 year old engineer’s draughtsman boarding at 32 St Thomas’s Street, Portsmaouth, the home of Richard Coltherup, letter carrier, and his family. In 1882 in the same profession but boarding at 1 Old Cattle Market, Ipswich when he exhibited two paintings at the 1882 Ipswich Fine Art Club 'Sitting for her Portrait' and 'A Hunting Scene' but when he exhibited the following year his address is given as Lodge Place, St John’s Wood, London when he showed seven items including oils ‘A Part of old Ipswich’, ‘The Spotted Cow’, ‘The Call at Eventide’, ‘Chewing the Cud of Sweet and Bitter Thought’, ‘Ruined Cottages, Rushmere Heath’ and two drawings ‘Dreary Winter Days’ and ‘Winter Evening near Westerfield’. He married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1887, Constance Greville Walsh (1861-1937) and exhibited at the Royal Academy 1888-1893 from 3 Ranelagh Villas, Grove Park, Chiswick, London. In 1901, a 41 year old artist living at 1 Hillside Villas, Folkestone Road, Dover with his 32 year old wife Constance, born Coolinge, Folkestone and two children, Constance (1888-1971), and David Alexander (1890-1945), both born at Chiswick. In 1911, an artist at 2 Hillside Villas, Maxton, Dover with his wife, his unmarried sister Ethel Hester Ansted, born Bolougne, France, and kept one domestic servant. In 1939 an artist, instructor & poster writer, living at 291 Folkestone Road, Dover and he died at Dover in 1948, aged 88.




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