PICKTHALL, Caroline Louisa

1855 - 1925

Born at Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire in 1855, eldest child of Revd Charles Grayston Pickthall (1822-1882), rector of Shudy Camps, who later moved to the rectory of Chillesford, Suffolk, and his wife Mary (1836-1904), daughter of Rear-Admiral Donat Henchy O'Brien, RN (1785-1857). In 1881, a 25 year old living at The Rectory, Chillesford with her parents, 58 year old Charles and 44 year old Mary, and siblings Constance Sophia 24, born Cambridgeshire, Dorothea Mary 23, Ethel 22, Josephine Margaret 19, Adelaide Elizabeth 17, Grace 11 [q.v.], all born at Chillesford with Marmaduke William 5 and Rudolph George 4, both born in London, they had other children who were elsewhere. Shortly after her father's death Caroline and her two sisters Constance and Dorothea moved to Winchester but by 1901, together with sister Constance Sophia, had returned to Suffolk, living at Rose Cottage, Walberswick. She was an author under the pseudonym 'Carol Christie' of 'Ferryknoll. Walberswick Notes' (1911). A landscape painter in oil and watercolour and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1910-1912, exhibiting from The Red Cottage, Walberswick, Suffolk in 1909 two watercolours 'Tower of the Jerusalem Church, Bruges' and 'Bluebells, Foxborrow Hall', in 1910 four watercolours 'A Quiet Resting Place, Walberswick Church', 'Daffodils in the Priory Woods, Bentley', 'Autumn, Butley Creek' and 'A Dewey Harvest Field' in 1911 'A Primrose Path', 'The Old Beguinage, Niewport, Belgium', 'The Old Bridge at Mells, near Halesworth' and 'The Quay, Nieurport, Belgium' and in 1912 'A Bluebell Wood, near Kessingland' and 'Crab Apple Blossom' and a regular exhibitor showing some eighteen works, she also exhibited two Suffolk landscapes at the Winchester Art Society exhibition in 1912. She died at her home 'Rooftree', Walberswick on 27 December 1925, she was unmarried. Her younger sister Constance Sophia (1856-1921) has been reported as also being a watercolour artist but this maybe an error for the youngest sister Grace [q.v.]




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