MARSH, Charles F

1867 - 1927

Charles Fielding Marsh was born at St Johns Wood, London on 23 September 1867, son of Thomas Marsh (1841-1915), a clerk in the Bank of England, and his wife Isabel Emma née Smith (1839-3 August 1927), who married at Kensington, London in 1863. In 1881, Charles was a 13-year-old scholar, living at Dacre Villas, 2 Lion Road, Bexleyheath, Kent with his parents, 40-year-old Thomas and 41-year-old Isabel, with 5-year-old brother Arthur, their 12-year-old elder son, William James had died on 31 March 1877. Charles studied at the Herkomer's Art School at Bushey in 1888. He married at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk on 5 April 1894, Jessie Katherine Sikes (1864-1 April 1940), daughter of John Sikes of Sudbury. A figure and landscape painter and in 1901 Charles and his wife were living at the Queen's Hotel, Hastings, Sussex and in 1911, whilst 46-year-old Jessie was at the family home of Pentlow Hall, Cavendish, Suffolk, Charles was a 44-year-old author, on a visit to 72-year-old widow, Martha Mary Smith, at Hickcoxes, Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Charles exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing one work at the Royal Society of British Artists from East Grinstead, Sussex in 1892 ‘Silver Morn’ also showing at the Manchester City Art Gallery 1892-1901 and was also a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1891-1892 from Ludham, Norfolk. Charles Fielding Marsh was of Conybeare, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, Hampshire when he died at 45a High Street, St John's Wood, London on 12 December 1927, aged 60 and his wife Jessie, was of Bolwick, East Bergholt, Suffolk when she died at Old Mead, Freshwater, Isle of Wight on 1 April 1940, aged 75. Marsh was better known as an author of several books including 'God's Shelter' (1903) and 'The Four Poster Bed' (1927) and together with his wife, 'The Flemings' (1908).

Royal Academy Exhibits
from the King's Arms, Ludham, near Norwich
1893 502 A Crack Shot

Works by This Artist