PASCOE, William

1819 - 1892

William Pascoe was born at East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon on 8 August 1819, his birth being recorded by the minister at Plymouth How Street Baptist church, son of William Pascoe (9 January 1792-January 1859), a carver and gilder, and his wife Elizabeth née Hoskins. Young William was an animal, equestrian and landscape painter making a living by travelling around the West Country taking commissions from horse owners, his work includes 'Shire Horses' dated Richmond 1845 and a 'Portrait of a Devonshire Bull', dated 29 December 1855. He married at Charles the Martyr Church, Plymouth in 1862, Sarah Jane Rogers and, together with their daughter Rosa Jane Rogers, who was born at Plymouth in 1862 and baptised at Newmarket on 29 March 1865, moved to East Anglia where their son William Claude Lorraine (1867-1961) was born at Rose Cottage, Mill Hill, Newmarket, Suffolk on 25 December 1867, and a second son, Edward Albert was born at Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire in 1869. William painted several pictures during his Newmarket period including a study of a blue and white greyhound with a hare, dated 1863, 'Hippia and a Bay Filly in a Stable' inscribed 'Newmarket July 1867', and J. D. Wragg's 'Favourites'. In 1871, a 51-year-old animal painter & gilder, living at 2 East Road, St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, with his 30-year-old wife Sarah, 9-year-old daughter Rosa Jane and two sons, 3-year-old William Claude Lorraine and 1-year-old Edwin Albert. The family then moved to 46 Grant Road, Battersea, London where Sarah Jane died in 1876, aged 34. William married secondly at Wandsworth Registry Office, London in 1879, 21-year-old Charlotte Filmer (1859-1944) and in 1881, a 54-year-old animal & landscape painter, living at 45 Tunbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent with his 22-year-old wife Charlotte, born at Peckham Rye, 11-year-old Edwin and his 17-year-old sister-in-law Annie Filmer. They emigrated to the United States of America arriving in New York on the 'Persian Monarch' in October 1883. In America he carried on his painting, following the racing circuit, and where he had a further daughter, Ida, born at Covington, Kentucky in 1884. He travelled widely in America, at Lexington his paintings included 'The King' (1884) for owner Judge H. M. Whitehead and in Kentucky included 'King Alfonso' (1884) for Alexander John Alexander, he also had commissions in Chicago, Long Island, Saratoga and Covington, but on his return to England seems to have been in a poor financial situation, as in 1890 he requested financial aid from the 3rd Earl of Morley. In 1891, Pascoe was living in lodgings at 23 Clifton Street, Brighton, Sussex, with wife Charlotte and daughter Ida. William Pascoe died at 8 Pentonville Road, Brighton on 31 December 1892, and in 1901 Charlotte and Ida were living at 3 Hazelwood Terrace, Herne Bay, Kent. Pascoe exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution 'View of Greston Bridge, near Launceston of the River Tamar, Cornwall' exhibiting in both the two following years. The picture of J. D. Wragg's 'Favourites' has inscribed on the canvas 'by E. W. Roscoe of Newmarket and Chesterton Road, Cambridge July 1869' this could be different artist, but I have found no other at Cambridge and William did occasionally call himself Edwin William.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 29 Bow Street, Covent Garden and 43 Frankfort Street, Plymouth
1842 895 View on the Cadaver River, Dartmouth, Devon
from 43 Union Street, Plymouth
1843 127 Cottage and Bridge at Parracombe, North Devon
         476 Cottage Scene near Bow, Southtawton, Devon

Works by This Artist