BARNES, Gertrude Lillian

1872 - 1951

Born at Eye, Suffolk on 1 January 1872, youngest of the two daughters of Henry James Barnes, grocer & draper, and his wife Julia née Barnes, who married at Eye in 1866. In 1891 living at Castle Street, Eye with her parents, 47 year old Harry James and 49 year old Julia but they had retired to ‘The Lindens’ Melton, near Woodbridge by 1901, the year that Henry died aged 58. In 1911 Gertrude was living at ‘The Saunders’ Melton Road, Woodbridge with her 69 year old widowed mother Julia and her married sister Edith Julia Dixon. As Miss L. Barnes of Eye, a member of Ipswich Art Club in 1891, but did not exhibit and as Gertrude a member 1928-1933 and exhibited works in oils and watercolours between 1927-1933, from ‘Burnside’ Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Her works included in 1927 'June Flowers', 'May Tulips', 'Antirrhinums', 'Foxglove' and 'Aquilegia' in 1932 'The Old Oak Shelf' in 1933 ‘Familiar Wild Flowers’, ‘A Summer Bunch’, 'A Spring Bunch' and 'A Posy'. She died at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1951, aged 79, she was unmarried. Some of her work has been conflated with American artist Gertrude Jameson Barnes (1865-1926).