CLUTTERBUCK, Violet Esther Drury

1869 - 1960

As Violet Esther Drury Smith, she was born at Shardlow, Derbyshire on 12 April 1869, one of the three daughters of Francis Nicholas Smith (31 August 1839-26 October 1927), a partner in bankers Samuel Smith and Co., and his first wife Florence Catherine (1844-1879)daughter of William and the Honourable Mrs Drury-Lowe of Locko Park, Derbyshire who married in 1868. Violet married in 1892, Walter John Clutterbuck (1853-1937) a photographer of Northrepps Cottage, Norfolk. As Mrs V. Clutterbuck, in 1933 she exhibited from Marham, Norwich a watercolour 'Drying Sails, St Tropez Harbour' and in 1939 a widow living on 'own means' at Marsham Hall, St Faiths, Norfolk. She died in the Norwich Outer District in 1960, aged 90.


Walter John Clutterbuck (1853-1937)
Biographical details: Walter Clutterbuck came from a wealthy family of Hardenhuish House, Chippenham, Wiltshire but spent much of his life (when not travelling) in Norfolk, first at Northrepps Cottage, then Marsham Hall. As a young man he was a supervisor in a Ceylon tea plantation for a time but ultimately had no need to work. His main passions seem to have been travel and photography and which he successfully combined. He published four travel books and at the age of 39 married artist Violet Smith. Walter Clutterbuck was an accomplished photographer often using a French stereoscopic




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