FRISWELL, Harry Percy Hain

1857 - 1941

Harry Percy Hain Friswell, was born at Bloomsbury, London on 6 February 1857, third child of James Friswell, an editor & scientific author, and his wife Emma Hain née Rumley, who married at Holborn, London on 11 September 1847. In 1861, a 4 year old, living at 3 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, which was the home of his 62 year old grandmother Emma Rumley, with his parents, 35 year old James and 35 year old Emma and his two siblings, Richard John 12 and Fanny Laura 10, both born in London. Educated at a school kept by Revd Charles Butler at Church Street, Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire where he was boarding with 18 other students in 1871. In 1881, a 24 year old ‘landscape painter,’ living at ‘Fair Home’, Station Road, Bexley Heath, Kent with his widowed mother, grandmother, sister and two of his mother’s nieces. He married at Kingston, Surrey in 1889, Margaret Ann Petch and two years later they were living at Mount Pleasant, Caerhun, Tyn y groes, Conway, Wales and were still there in 1901 and from where in 1903, his assets were in the hands of the Official Receiver. By 1908 they had moved to Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, the famous painting place of John Constable and in 1911, a 54 year old landscape & figure painter, living at East Bergholt with his 54 year old wife, born Peckham, London and a 24 year old nephew, Geoffrey Myall. A landscape painter, admitted a member of Royal Society of British Artists in 1897, and exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Academy 1887-1895; the Royal Society of British Artists 1881-1892 and the Royal Institute of British Artists, from Bexley Heath 1881, Tyn-y-Groes, Conway, Wales 1888 and from East Bergholt, Suffolk 1908, titles exhibited at the Royal Academy include ‘A Day in Early Summer’ and ‘Morning Mist’. An artist & poultry farmer of The Mill House, Flatford, East Bergholt when a receiving order was made against him in December 1918. In 1908, an artist, living at Flatford Mill, East Bergholt and where his wife died in 1915. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1908-1935 and exhibited from 'Chelsea', 13 Marlborough Road, Ipswich in 1933, four paintings 'Sunbathing', 'The late Bertrand Whymper Elkington, Esq.', 'A June Morning' and 'Setting Sun and Rising Moon'. In 1939 Harry was an landscape & figure artist painter, living at 59 Brunswick Road, Ipswich and he died at Wokingham, Surrey in 1941, aged 84, they had no issue.

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