BEDFORD, Richard Donisthorpe

1918 - 1986

Richard Donishorpe E. Bedford, was born at Hampstead, London on 31 December 1918, son of Richard Perry Bedford (15 Nov 1883-3 Oct 1967), keeper of sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and his wife Ethel Pearl Donisthorpe (10 June 1880-12 Sept 1964), who married at Paddington, London in 1914, his father was became Curator of Pictures at the Ministry of Works (1947-1948). In 1939, Richard was an unmarried 'artist' living at The Cottage, The Warren, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Suffolk with his mother Ethel and his sister Betty (born 6 June 1916), who married in 1941 Axel Dahl. His parents both died at West Mersea, Essex and Richard, jun. died at Canterbury, Kent in 1986.