BENHAM, Thomas Charles Sirrell

1855 - 1932

Thomas Charles Sirrell/Syrrell Benham, was born at Islington, London in 1855, second son of John Henry Benham, landed proprietor, and his wife [Mary] Ann Caroline née Sirrell, who married at St Pancras, London in 1852. In 1871, living at 12 Endsleigh Street, St Pancras with his parents, 53 year old John and 35 year old Ann and four siblings, John Henry 18, George Spelman 13, William Frederick 7 and daughter Jesse 5. In 1881 and ‘artist fine art (painter)’ living at 344 Camden Road, Islington with his parents and family and was still there in 1891. In 1901, still at the same address as head of the household but had moved to Walberswick, Suffolk by 1904. A painter of landscapes, portraits, sporting figures and flower subjects who exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Dowdeswell Galleries; Grosvenor Gallery; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Royal Academy including ‘Poachers’ 1883, ‘Toilers of the Sea’ 1885, and twenty-three other works 1878-1899; Royal Hibernian Academy; New Water Colour Society; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Arthur Tooth & Sons, Gallery 1878-1922, from 344 Camden Road, London 1881 and from Walberswick, Suffolk in 1904. In 1911, a 56 year old unmarried artist living at ‘Rockcliffe’ Walberswick with a 57 year old housekeeper, Jane Smith and, as Thomas Charles Syrrell Benham, he died at Walberswick on 28 December 1932, aged 77.




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