DOWNING, Delapoer

1853 - 1926

Born in Dublin, Ireland about 1853, son of Major General David Downing, of the East India Service, who in 1861 was living with his family, including 8 year old Delapoer, at 36 Gloucester Road, Paddington, his children were born variously in India, Ireland, Italy and in the UK. In 1871, an 18 year old student at Wellington College, Sandhurst but seems to have given up on the army as ten years later, a 28 year old artist, living with his 40 year old brother Arthur, a retired colonel in the Indian Army, at 23 Baker Street, Marylebone, London. In 1911, a 58 year old 'painter artist' living at 120 Edith Road, West Kensington, London with a 49 year old widow, Mary Hillier as his servant and later that year they married in London. A painter of figures and domestic subjects and exhibited in the major London venues including the Royal Academy in 1885. He died at Fulham, London in 1926, aged 73.


[?Suffolk Artist?]




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