HAVELL, Miss Charlotte Maud Mary

1859 - 1942

Born at 1 Jessie Terrrace, Reading, Berkshire on 26 March and baptised at St Mary, Reading on 11 June 1859, daughter of Charles Richard Havell (1828-1902), master of a government school of art & a figure painter, and his wife Charlotte Amelia née Lord, who married in the Kidderminster area in 1855, she was the younger sister of Dr Charles Graham Havell and aunt to Joyce Havell [q.v.] and a member of the Havell family of Reading which produced several artists including Alfred Charles Havell (1855-1928). She studied at the Female School of Art, Queen Square, Bloomsbury and won a £50 prize in 1876. About 1881, when her doctor brother obtained a position at Felixstowe, she went with him and they lived at Highbury Lodge, Cambridge Road, Felixstowe and the following year, as Maude M. Havell, she exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Felixstowe an oil painting ‘Nellie’ (230), when of Felixstowe and was still living with her brother until his marriage in 1892. She then returned to Reading where she married in 1894, Frederick William Herman Lampe, a butcher, and in 1911, a 52 year old living at 71 Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire with her 43 year old husband, a motor driver, born Germany and their 12 year old daughter Phyllis Maud, born Reading. In 1939, a widow and an inmate at the Marie Louise Club, Windsor, Berkshire and she died in Surrey in 1942, aged 82.