THARP, Charles Julian Theodore

1878 - 1951

Charles Julian Theodore Tharp, was born at Denston Park, Suffolk on 24 May and baptised at Denston St Nicholas Church on 11 August 1878, son of Theodore Augustus Tharp (27 January 1844-1915), an army captain and an author, and his first wife Margaret Annabel Black Spence (1849-20 July 1899), daughter of Peter Spence of Erlingham House, Stretford, who married at St Margaret's Church, Whalley Grange, Manchester on 10 September 1872 and divorced in 1880; Theodore married secondly in 1901 Annie Amelia Summerfield née Allsopp (1858-1955), a widow. In 1891, Charles's 42 year old mother Margaret, with sons Eden 17, Montague 16, Charles 12 and Norman 11, were living at Red Court, 42 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, with three of their four servants were from Denston. Charles entered Bedford Grammar School in 1890 and proceeded to University College, London and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. He married at Kensington, London in 1915, Ethel Winifred Elizabeth Simpson (18 March 1879-1970) and they had two sons. A portrait and landscape painter and sculptor, who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 60 Falconer Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1919 'The Thorn', from 6 Labroke Terrace, Holland Park in 1921 'Meditation', in 1922 'Her Excellency Madame Wellington Koo', in 1923 'The Blue Kimono', from 4 Primrose Hill Studios, Fitzroy Road, London in 1927 'H. E. Madame Titulescu' and in 1930 'The Ivory Gown' also showing at Cooling & Sons Gallery; Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Goupil Gallery; International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Manchester City Art Gallery; the New English Art Club; New Gallery; Royal Society of Portrait Painter; Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Academy 1901-1930. In 1927, of 4 Primrose Hill Studios, Fitzroy Road, North London and in 1939, a married artist, living at Caravan at Layten Green Farm, Amersham, Buckingham. Charles Julian Tharp died at Chichester, Sussex in October 1951, aged 73. He signed his works 'Charles Tharp'. He is sometimes conflated with Charles Harden Tharp (1871-1954) who lived in California.

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