PARTRIDGE, Annie St John

1855 - 1936

Annie St John Partridge was born at Hazlehurst, Walford, near Ross, Herefordshire in November 1855 and baptised at the nearby Goodrich, Hereford on 9 December 1855, youngest of the five children of Edward Otto Partridge (2 August 1819- 4 June 1914), a tin manufacturer, and his first wife Catherine Maria Bevan (1820-5 June 1871), second daughter of Revd George Bevan of Crickhowell, Breconshire, they married at Crickhowell on 6 May 1845. In 1861, Annie was a 5-year-old, living at 110 High Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire with her 40-year-old mother and a sibling sister, Alice Catherine (1850-1928). Her mother died of smallpox at Dresden, Germany on 5 June 1871 when Edward Otto remarried the following year, Elizabeth Mary Bailey née Russell. Annie studied art in Paris and whilst studying under Annie Partridge in Paris, the artist Letitia Hamilton (1878-1964), first came under the influence of the Impressionists. In 1881, Annie St John Partridge, was a 34[sic] year old of 'independent means' a visitor at 23 Devonshire Street, Marylebone, London, the home of 48-year-old unmarried Jane Morris. In 1900 she was living at 19 Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, in 1906 at 48 Fitzroy Street and by 1911, a 50[sic] year old artist painter, living at 35 Maple Street, St Pancras, London employing a 61-year-old general servant. A prolific exhibitor, showing at the Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists. Annie had a house built from a dismantled barn from Manor House Farm at Walberswick, Suffolk from where she painted from about 1926. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists and a member of Ipswich Art Club from 1934 exhibiting in 1934 from The End Hut, Walberswick, an oil 'The Coastguard's Cottage' and a watercolour 'The Old Kissing Bridge' and in 1936 from Cheyne Studios, Cheyne Road, Chelsea London, two oils 'The Flooded Marshes' and 'From an East Coast Window' and a watercolour 'Pansies'. Annie St John Partridge was of Cheyne Cottage, Cheyne Row, Chelsea when she died at Great Cheyne Studio, London on 20 August 1936, aged 69 [sic], she was unmarried and became younger in the census over the years and sometimes shorted her name to Ann.

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