DEANE, Dennis Wood

c.1822 - 1900

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Born at Islington, London about 1822, son John Wood Deane, a merchant seaman, and his wife Anna Maria née Glasse, who were both amateur artists, and Dennis's brother was artist and architect William Wood Deane (1825-1873) with whom he travelled on painting tours in Italy 1850-1852. In 1841, the Deane family were living at York Place, Islington John 55 and Anna 50, with children Anna 21, Dennis 19, William 15 and Alfred 13. Dennis painted scenes from Spanish and Italian history and from Shakespeare, and exhibited at the Royal Academy 1841-1868 and at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, two works 'Hebe' and 'Mariana at the Moated Grange'. He married at Marylebone London in 1865 Charlotte Sophia Cousins (1844-1915), who was admitted to Bethlem Mental Hospital, London in 1866 'suffering from mania' and when discharged in 1869 'not improved' and seems to have spent the rest of her live as a patient. In 1871, Dennis was a 49 year old married artist & landowner living at Clifford Inn, St Dunstan West, City of London and ten years later a 59 year old married 'journalist' lodging at 12 Salisbury Street, St Martin in the Fields, Strand, London, the home of Joseph Preston and his family, in either year no wife is noted. He died at Bloomsbury, London on 31 March 1900, aged 78.