BOUCNEAU, Victor Emanuel

1863 - 1934

Victor Emanuel Boucneau

Victor Emanuel Boucneau, was born at St Pancras, London on 24 May 1863, son of Adolphe Joseph Boucneau (1820-1886), who came from a family of stonecutters in Rance, Hainaut province, Belgium, and his wife Mary Ann née Griffin, who married at St Pancras, London in 1844. Victor's father established a successful firm of marble merchants in Warren Street, London and sometime before 1881, Victor's older brother Adolphe Joseph Henry (1863-1899), joined his father in the business. Victor became a sculptor and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1888 two sculptures 'Friends' and 'The Young Juggler' which he also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Autumn exhibition in 1893. He also exhibited at the General Exhibition of Fine Arts in Brussels in 1887, a sculpture entitled 'Equilibrium'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1891 from 20 Clipstone Road, Fitzroy Square, London but does not seem to have exhibited again, this address in the 1891 census was vacant but later became a boarding house. He married at Edmonton, London on 16 February 1897, Bridget, youngest of the seven children of Revd George Drury (1819-1895), rector of Claydon with Akenham, Suffolk, and his wife Anne Mary née Francis. In 1901 Victor moved to Paighton, Devon and in 1911, was a 47 year old 'of private means', living at Wellington House, Grosvenor Road, Paignton, Devon with his 44 year old wife Bridget, born Claydon and their two children, Christine Anne 12 and Irene Felicie Bridget 8, both born at East Moseley, Surrey. Victor died at Paignton on 15 November 1934 and his wife, who was born at Claydon, near Ipswich on 22 August 1866, died at Barnet, Middlesex on 16 September 1937, aged 71. (see 'The Akenham Burial Case' (1974) for further details of the Drury family.)

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