THOMSON, Charles Lambert Colyn

1874 - 1926

Charles Lambert Colyn Thomson was born at Thames Ditton, Surrey on 30 September 1874, eldest son and second child of Charles William Thomson (12 October 1842-20 November 1923), an army officer, and his wife Edith Maude Georgina Campbell (26 November 1844-8 December 1891), second daughter of James Campbell of Hampton Court, who married at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London on 6 March 1866. In 1881, young Charles was a 7-year-old student, living at Ipswich Road, Rushmere, near Ipswich with his parents, 38-year-old Charles, born in London and 36-year-old Edith, born at Madeira, with their three other children, Ivy Margaretta 11, Harry Michael 5 and Robert Alastair 1, and they retained six domestic staff. Charles studied at the Slade School of Fine Art 1898-1901. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1897-1925 and exhibited from Belstead Lodge, Ipswich in 1898 four oils, 'Ipswich from the Orwell', 'Meadows by Belstead Brook', 'Gravesend', 'A Garden, Belstead' and a watercolour 'Ipswich Dock' and was a regular exhibitor including in 1913 from 6 Sloane Square, London and in 1920 from the Bridge House, Grundisburgh, Ipswich which included in 1923 five oils, 'Miss Jocelyn Bridgeman', 'Gerald Porter, Esq.', 'Nathaniel Barnardiston, Esq.', 'Woodbridge from Kyson Point' and 'November Evening, Woodbridge' and later from The Clock House, Woodbridge, Suffolk. His two watercolours 'Woodbridge' and 'Woodbridge Mill' and an oil 'Grundisburgh' were shown at the centenary of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974, he also exhibited at Chenil Galleries; the International Society of Sculptors Painters; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; London Salon; New English Art Club; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy; the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy from Ipswich in 1901 and London 1904. In 1911, an unmarried 37-year-old artist living at Burgh Cottages, Burgh, near Woodbridge, Suffolk with a 48-year-old housekeeper and in the First World War served as an officer in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Division 1915-1918 and in 1921 was living at 42 Cumberland Street, Woodbridge with a visitor Miss Frances Mary Schreiber and retained three servants. Charles Lambert Colyn Thomson was of The Clock House, Woodbridge, Suffolk when he died at Ruckmans, Oakwood Hill, Dorking, Surrey on 1 July 1926, aged 52, and buried at St Andrew's church, Rushmere near Ipswich, he was unmarried.

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