PARROTT, William

1813 - 1900

Born at Aveley, Essex in October and baptised on 23 November 1813, son of William Parrott and his wife Anne. A topographical and figure painter in oil and watercolour who was a pupil of engraver John Pye (1782-1874). Parrott was in Paris 1842-1843 and published twelve Parision lithographs in 1843, and in Rome 1844-1845. He exhibited 1835-1869 including at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 'Arch of Titus, Rome, Sketch from Nature'. In 1851 he made a tour in Germany and paid frequent visits to Brittany and Normandy and in 1861 a 47 year old unmarried artist boarding at 14 Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, London, the home of William Maerk, a tailor, with several other boarders. He married at Ampthill, Bedfordshire in 1871 Martha Parrott[sic] and in that years census, a 57 year old artist with a 49 year old wife Martha, born in Buckinghamshire, living at Denmark Place, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, Sussex. In 1881, a 67 year old artist landscape painter living at Moss Hall Villa, 3 Nether Street, Barnet, London with his 59 year old wife Martha, his 69 year old spinster sister-in-law Eleanor Parrott, 23 year old niece Ellen Parrott, born Manchester and retained two servants and were still at that address in 1891. William was buried at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire on 14 May 1900 and his wife died at Barnet 1907.




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