SOTHERN, Arthur Alexander

1862 - 1929

Arthur Alexander Sothern was born at Sale, Cheshire in 1862, eldest child of William Alexander Sothern (15 June 1824-1897), a private tutor, and his wife Agnes Margaret née Burrows (1823-1884), eldest daughter of George Crisp Burrows, who married at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester on 5 March 1862. In 1871, Arthur was an 8-year-old, living at 4 East Street, Bromley, Kent with his parents, 46-year-old William, who was born at Great Yarmouth and 46-year-old Agnes, who was born at Norwich, both in Norfolk, and his 6-year-old younger brother Herbert. Arthur was educated at Dulcie Avenue School, Manchester until 1877 and in 1881, an 18-year-old art student, living at Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk with his 56-year-old aunt, Elizabeth Blackburn Burrows (1824-1893), a schoolmistress, and her two sisters, Celia and Clare, all unmarried and born in Norwich. He must have travelled around Norfolk and Suffolk painting, but he married at Putney Church, London on 7 January 1895, Emily Gertrude Hudson (1860-23 January 1945) and settled down as an art master, living at 2 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Brentford. In 1911, a 48-year-old 'decorative designer' and, with his 50-year-old wife Gertrude, living at The Lilies, Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, the home of his 44-year-old brother-in-law Claude William Smith Hudson (1867-1943), 'an Inspector of Art' civil servant. Arthur Alexander Sothern died at 'The Lilies', Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex on 11 April 1929. A collection of drawings and sketchbooks and a fine marine painting by this artist are held by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service at Ipswich. A painting of Walberswick from this collection was exhibited at 'The Walberswick Enigma - Artists inspired by the Blyth Estuary' which was held at the Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1994.

Works by This Artist