MILNES, William Henry

1865 - 1957

William Henry Milnes was born at Northgate, Wakefield on 21 October 1865 but only baptised at Wakefield All Saints on 1 August 1869, younger son of William Henry Milnes (1832-18 October 1914), a master printer, and his wife Elizabeth Wood (1830-), daughter of William Wood, who married at St James Thorne, Wakefield on 21 August 1854. William studied at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and South Kensington School of Art, London and in 1891, a 25-year-old art student, lodging at 64 Harwood Road, Fulham. He married at Christ Church, Hampstead, London on 10 April 1897, Georgina Marion Jameson (27 November 1871-1 May 1950), fourth daughter of Col. C. Jameson of the Bombay Staff Corps and they had a son and two daughters. In 1901, an art master at Walthamstow School of Art, living at 798 High Road, Tottenham, London with his 29-year-old wife and two children, William Henry Goodenough 3 and Kathleen Mabel 1. In 1905, art master at Coventry School of Art, living at 7 Middlesborough Road, Coventry with a third child Violet Marion 6, all born in London. An Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1899 and of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1906 and exhibited 1898-1938 from London 1898, Coventry 1905, Polstead, Suffolk 1927 and Oxted, Surrey 1935 and exhibited six works at the Royal Academy. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1932 from Polstead and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club 1927-1936, from The Old Forge, Polstead, Suffolk in 1927 six pictures, two etching 'Wyenenhoe, Essex' and 'An Essex Barn' and four watercolours 'The Taw', 'A Bit of North Devon', 'Towards Cancel, Brittany' and 'Westward Ho', in 1933 he had five watercolours on show 'A Bit of Dorset', 'The Pond, Polstead', 'Along the East Coast', 'Towards Poole, Dorset' and 'Wye Valley, near Rhayader' but in 1935, he exhibited from The Old Cottage, Broadham Green, Oxted, Surrey two pictures, 'Dorset towards Poole' and a watercolour 'Porch, Nayland Church'. In 1939, an artist, living at Star Inn House, Sheep Street, North Cotswold, Gloucestershire with his wife Georgina and daughter Kathleen Mabel. The family later moved to Plough Cottage, Ashton-under-Hill, Evesham, Worcestershire where his wife died in 1950, aged 78 and William followed on 6 March 1957, aged 91.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 56 Croftown Road, North London
1898 1576 Approach to a Yorkshire Village - etching
1899 1146 Mont St Michel - watercolour
1900 1552 An Old Barn - etching
         1558 Church of St Mary, Rye - etching
         1560 A Norfolk Bridge - etching
from 798 High Road, Tottenham, N London
1902 832 The Shepherd wends his Weary Way - watercolour

Works by This Artist