SHEPPARD, Isaac

1842 - 1899

Freston Tower, near Ipswich

Isaac Sheppard was born at Ipswich in 1842, son of Isaac Sheppard, brewer, and his wife Eliza née Hunt, who married at Ipswich, six months before Isaac’s birth. In 1851, his parents were living in Fore Hamlet, St Clements, Ipswich with four children Isaac 8, Eliza 6, William 2 and Alfred 1 and ten years later the family were living in Great Wingfield Street when Isaac, sen. was a brewer’s manager, son Isaac a brazier’s apprentice and they had two additional children Henry 9 and Harriet 5. Isaac married at Ipswich in 1867, Maria Benstead and in 1871 an ‘iron plate worker’ living at 32 Victoria Street, St Clements with his wife and daughter Isabella Maria, born in 1868. Ten years later they had moved to 5 Argyle Street with four more children Frederick Charles born 1872, Florence Maud 1877, Rose Ellen 1878 and Ella Louise 1880. Painter in oil of landscapes and topographical scenes and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1881-1897 exhibiting from 5 Argyle Street, Ipswich in 1881 four oil paintings 'On the Heath, Moonlight', 'Back of Christchurch Park', 'Pond Hall Farm, Winter' and 'The Old Mill, Icklingham' and exhibited some seventy-six works including in 1890 'A View of Mildenhall-Winter', 'Moonlight on the River Orwell' and 'The Gipping' and at the 1974 centenary of the Club his oils 'The Limes, Rushmere; and 'The Orwell at Freston' were displayed. In 1883 he exhibited from Ipswich at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge three oils 'View of Ipswich', 'Water Mill' and 'On the Gipping' and in 1887 'Bramford Church', 'Rishangle Mill', 'Dock, Ipswich' and 'View from Mildenhall'. In 1885 a picture dealer & antiquarian at 89 Princes Street, Ipswich and in 1888 noted as an ‘artist’ at the same address but in 1894 of 36 Friars Street. A topographical artist of scenes in and around Ipswich he died at Ipswich on 19 December 1899, aged 57 and buried in Ipswich Cemetery on four days later. His father Isaac, sen. and Isaac’s siblings William and Alfred are also said to have been amateur artists. There has been noted a J. Sheppard but this is an error for I. Sheppard.




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