PEEL, Maud

1844 - 1939

Julia Maud Peel was born at Paddington, London around 1844 and baptised at Westminster on 15 December 1844, daughter of Jonathan Peel (1 May 1806-6 March 1885) and his wife Mary née Wilde (18 May 1812-1876), who married at Fletching, East Sussex on 23 August 1838, the family were extremely wealthy and Maud, as she was known, was the niece of prime minister Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) and was named after his wife Julia. In 1851, Maud was a 7-year-old, living at Knowlmere Hall, Newton, Clitheroe, Lancashire with her 38-year-old mother and three siblings, and they kept thirteen indoor servants, and she was still living at Knowlmere Hall in 1881 with her 76-year-old widowed father and her two unmarried sisters, Mary Ann 41 and Edith 33. As J. Maud Peel she studied at Herkomer's Art School in 1885 and promoted her painting as one of the 'Herkomer Ladies' of Bushey, Hertfordshire and in 1893 she was also tutored in Walberswick, Suffolk by Charles Lasar (1856-1936) when she painted 'The River, Walberswick' and 'The Hamlet at Evening, Walberswick' which were exhibited at the Dudley Art Society in 1895. She exhibited widely, showing at the Royal Society of British Artists from Swaledale, Yorkshire in 1884, 'Barges on the Thames' and 'Carnations' also exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Society of Women Artists. In 1901, a 57-year-old, living at Heronden, Tenterton, Kent, the home of her cousin, 57-year-old Hester Ann Curteis Peel, a widow, and her three daughters, but by 1911 had purchased 'The Armoury' at Winchelsea, Sussex living 'on private means' with two servants and was active in local affairs. Julia Maud Peel was still of The Armoury when she died at Woodmancote, Woodland Vale Road, St Leonards, Hastings, Sussex on 8 February 1939, aged 95, she was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from c/o Mr. Jennings, 16 Duke Street, Manchester Square, London
1885 1235 In the Garden - watercolour

Works by This Artist