BUNDY, Edgar

1862 - 1922

As Stephen Edgar Bundy, he was born at 17 Frederick Place, Brighton, Sussex on 29 March 1862, son of Daniel Bundy, a seaman in the Royal Navy, and his first wife Caroline née Wood (1832-1871), who married at Brighton in 1857. In 1871 his mother was a visitor at Tidy Street, Brighton, the home of Charles Blundell and his family, Edgar was a 9 year old scholar, with his 38 year old mother Caroline, and siblings Grace 7 and Caroline 5. Caroline died at Marylebone, London later that year and his father married again at St Pancras, London in 1877, Elizabeth Martin, had further issue. In 1881, Daniel was a painter & decorator living at 6 Lower Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London with his new family, but Edgar, nor any of his siblings, were living with them. Bundy seems to have had no formal art training but learnt in the studio of Alfred Stevens (1823-1906). In 1901, a 39 year old unmarried artist, living at 5 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, London with a 29 year old housekeeper Lizzie Bell, who was born in Wales and by 1911 they had moved to 193 Adelaide Road, now with 38 year old common-law wife Elizabeth [Lizzie] (1873-1963), born London and their 7 year old son Edgar Foster Bundy, born London, no marriage took place and they had further issue including Stephen Richard Bundy (4 February 1914-1988), who was a scenic artist. Bundy specialised in historical paintings in oil and watercolour, usually in a very detailed and narrative style, a genre which was very popular in Bundy's time. Elected a Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painter and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1891 and an Associate of the Royal Academy on 23 April 1915, exhibiting at the Academy in 1905 'The Morning of Sedgemoor' depicting the Duke of Monmouth's rebels resting in a barn before the battle, also exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1907. He died at St John's Wood, London on 10 January 1922 and his widow exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club, 'the late Edgar Bundy, A.R.A., R.I.' from 3 Acacia Road, St John's Wood, NW8 in 1923, two oils 'Marketing in the Holidays' and 'The Scotch Fisher Girls at Great Yarmouth'.

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