BENHAM, Thomas Charles Sirrell

1855 - 1932

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 his four siblings and was still living with them ‘artist fine art (painter)’ in 1881 but at 344 Camden Road, Islington 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. An undistinguished 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 where he died in 1932, aged 77.

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