THOMAS, Edward Charles

1811 - 1899

Edward Charles Thomas

Born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 27 November 1811 and baptised at St James's church, Bury St Edmund's on 26 October 1813, son of Walter John Thomas and his wife Ann Glanville née Smith. He exhibited three pictures at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1881 including 'Sunset of Breydon Water' and two pictures in 1882 'Brading Broads' and 'Off Portsmouth' and was also a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1885, exhibiting from the Manor House, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmundís in 1883 'On the West Lyn, Lynmouth, North Devon' and two works in 1885 'Stepping Stones, near the Miner's Ladder, Bettws-y-Coed' and 'The Blumlisalp, from the Churchyard at Thun'. In 1891, a bachelor and an artist drawing master still living at 5 Honey Hill, Bury St. Edmund's with five unmarried sisters, Elizabeth 78, Hester 68, Antoinette 66, Adele 61 and Nora 57. He died at Bury St Edmund's in 1899, aged 88, he was unmarried. A pencil drawing (21cm x 17cm) of Thomas was made by Fred Roe [q.v.]