SIMKINS, Edith Alice

1870 - 1949

Edith Alice Simkins was born at Carlton-in-Gedling, Nottinghamshire on 26 December 1870, daughter of Daniel Simkins (c1828-29 August 1887), a butcher, and his wife Elizabeth née Neep (c1832-29 September 1897), who married at St Nicholas Church, Nottingham on 24 June 1856. In 1881, Edith was a 10-year-old, living at 10 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham with her parents, 53-year-old Daniel and 49-year-old Elizabeth and her four siblings Elizabeth 22, Jane 19, Mary Louisa 12 and Frederick Arthur 8, all born at Nottingham. In 1901, 30-year-old Edith was living on her own means at Castle Hill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire with three of her unmarried sisters and in 1911, a 38 [sic] year-old 'artist' and independent, living at Main Street, Long Whatton, Leicestershire with her 41-year-old sister Mary, a farmer. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1935-1949 but had exhibited from 'The Gorse', Blaxhall, Suffolk in 1932, an oil 'Run Old Man, we'll Save the Dinner', and in 1935 exhibited two oils 'The Retreat of the Serbian Army' and 'Hunters at Graze', two in 1937 'Sad News' and 'The Riding Mistress' and was a regular exhibitor including in 1941, three works 'The Tussle for the Ball', 'Old Mortality' and 'The Charge of the Fort Garry Horse', in 1942 'The Gay Sound of the Horn and the Hound', in 1943 an oil 'After the Charge' and in 1944 an oil 'Rangers of North Britain' when she was still living at The Garden House, Kelsale cum Carlton in Suffolk. Edith Alice Simkins died back at 64 Talbot Street, Nottingham on 18 July 1949, aged 78, she was unmarried. She signed her work 'E A Simkins ' and usually dated.

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