MARSH, Charles Fielding

1867 - 1927

Born at St Johns Wood, London in 1867, son of Thomas Marsh, a clerk in the Bank of England, and his wife Isabel Emma née Smith, who married at Kensington in 1863. In 1881, a 13 year old scholar living at Dacre Villas, 2 Lion Road, Bexley, Kent with his parents, 40 year old Thomas and 41 year old Isabel, with 5 year old brother Arthur. Figure and landscape painter who married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1894, Jessie Katherine Sikes and in 1901 they were living at the Queen's Hotel, Hastings, Sussex. In 1911, whilst 46 year old Jessie was at the family home of Pentlow Hall, Cavendish, Suffolk, Charles was a 44 year old author, on a visit to 72 year old widow, Martha Mary Smith, at Highcoxlease, Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Charles exhibited at the Manchester City Art Gallery 1892-1901, one work at the Royal Society of British Artists ‘Silver Morn’ and one work at the Royal Academy ‘A Crack Shot’, from East Grinstead, Sussex in 1892, Ludham, Norfolk in 1893, Sudbury, Suffolk in 1896 and from Dedham, Essex in 1899. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1891-1892 from Ludham, Norfolk. He died at Marylebone, London in 1927, aged 60 and his wife Jessie died on the Isle of Wight in 1940, aged 75. Better known as an author he wrote several books including 'God's Shelter' (1903) and 'The Four Poster Bed' (1927) and together with his wife, 'The Flemings' (1908).