BALFOUR-BROWNE, Eileen Frances

1905 - 1980

Eileen Frances Balfour-Browne, was born at Smallburgh, Norfolk on 20 January 1905, second of the three children of William Alexander Francis Balfour-Browne (27 September 1874-28 September 1967), the entomologist, and his wife Elizabeth Lochhead née Carslaw (1874-1947), who was also an artist, they married in Ireland in 1902. In 1911, Eileen was a 6 year old, living at 29 Victoria Road, Hollywood Urban, Co. Down when her father was a teacher at the Belfast College of the Royal University of Ireland. Educated at Perse School, Cambridge and studied at the St Martins School of Art in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy 1931-1933 and in 1933 exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Larkhill House, Abingdon, Berkshire, a watercolour 'Spring'. In 1927, when she and her mother sailed for Jamaica her address was given as 32 Talbot Road, Highgate, London and in 1934, 29 year old Eileen and her 60 year old mother Elizabeth sailed for Sydney, Australia on the 'Largs Bay' when their address was Larkhill House. In 1962, Eileen was living at Acorn Cottage, Staion Road, Verwood, Dorset from where she was a member of the Bournemouth Natural Science Club until her death at Acorn Cottage, Station Road, Wimborne, Dorset on 6 April 1980, she was unmarried. Her younger brother, John William Alexander Francis Balfour-Browne was also an entomologist, who became a Principal Scientific Officer at the Natural History Museum, London; her elder sister was Violet Elizabeth Caroline Balfour-Browne.

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