KELL, Charles

1817 - 1906

Baptised at St Mary’s church, Woodbridge, Suffolk on 11 April 1817, son of William Kell, a painter & decorator, and his wife Susan née Young, and was a brother to Robert Kell [q.v.]. He married at St Matthew's church, Ipswich on 19 September 1841, Catherine Nichols. In 1851 a 34 year old ornamental painter living at the Thoroughfare, Woodbridge with three of his children two sons and a daughter and in 1861 was a 43 year old master painter, plumber & glazier with his 39 year old wife and daughter 13 year old Catherine. Charles exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Woodbridge in 1884 four paintings 'Codling and Sprats', 'Codlings', 'Pink Shrimp's and 'Brown Shrimps' and two in 1885 ‘Dead Game’ and ‘Herrings on Plate’. He also exhibited at the Bury & Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1889 'A Study of Fish'. In 1891 a ‘painter & decorator’ still at New Street, with his wife Catherine. He died at Woodbridge in 1906, aged 89. Two of his oil on panel paintings 'St Mary's Church, Woodbridge' and 'St John's Church, Woodbridge' were sold at Neal, Sons & Fletcher auction at Woodbridge on 22 November 2006.