BLACKDEN, Marcus Worsley

1864 - 1934

Baptised at Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire on 18 September 1864, second son of Marcus Seton Blackden and his first wife Fanny née Franklyn, who married at Kensington, London in 1862. Educated at Repton, Malvern, Worcester and in 1901, an artist, painter & sculptor living at 3 Wells Road, Marylebone, London with his sister, 28 year old Ada Mary Blackden, also an artist, painter & sculptor. He married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1909, Hilda Alethea Thompson and in 1911 a 46 year old, living on private means, at Langley Lodge, Fawley, Hampshire with his 25 year old wife Hilda and their one year old daughter Olive Hermione. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1898 from Oulton Broad, Suffolk. Blackden was also an Egyptologist and volunteered as a member of the archaeology survey at Beni Hasan 1891-1892, when he made some coloured drawings but illness intervening, when these were completed by Howard Carter, but Blackden was the author of two books on this archaeological survey 'Collection of Hieratic Graffiti from the Alabaster Quarry of Hat-Nub' (1892) and 'Ritual of the mystery of the judgment of the soul: From an ancient Egyptian papyrus' (1914). He died at Fawley, Hampshire in 1934, aged 70.

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