WESTCOTT, Thomas

1863 - 1934

Born at Harwich, Essex in 1863, son of Benjamin Westcott, a mariner, and his wife Sophia née Fryatt, who married at Harwich in 1860. In 1871, an 8 year old living at Short Lane, Ipswich with his parents, 37 year old Benjamin and 38 year old Sophia, with siblings Benjamin J. 9 and Emma S. 3, both born at Harwich and newly born John, born at Ipswich. Thomas married at Ipswich in 1890, Sarah Kittiel and in 1891 he kept the Dolphin Inn, Common Quay, St Mary Quay, Ipswich and in 1901 a wine & beer retailer at the Crown & Sceptre in High Street, Ipswich with his 36 year old Ipswich born wife Sarah and three children, Archibald T. 10, Elsie S. 6 and newly born Winifred J. A marine painter in oil and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1898-1902 exhibiting from 15 High Street, Ipswich in 1898 three works 'Declining Day', 'Luffing to Clear of the Nore' and 'Crossing the Leman Shoal', four works in 1900 'Gathering Clouds', 'A Fisherman's Breeze', 'Beating up the Channel' and 'A Riff in the Squall'. in 1901 from 26 Pearce Road, Ipswich 'Off the Doggerbank', 'Beating to Windward' and 'Wrecked on the Shipwash Sands' and in 1902 from 7 Orwell Road, Derby Road, Ipswich two works and in 1903 two more paintings. He then gave up beer retailing and moved to Leicester and in 1911 a 'marine artist' living at 45 Milligan Road, Leicester with his wife and two unmarried daughters. He died at Leicester in 1934, aged 71.




Works by This Painter