CUBITT, Edith Alice

1873 - 1962

Edith Alice Cubitt was born at St John's Wood, London on 17 September 1873, daughter of Herbert Cundall Cubitt (1839-19 December 1906), a colonial broker's clerk, and his wife Kate Alice née Whicher (1839-1911), who married at Hatcham, Greenwich, London on 14 July 1868. Her father Herbert was a brother of Frederick Cubitt. Edith studied at Goldsmiths College, winning silver and gold medals and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1897, exhibiting from 85 Tyrwhitt Road, Brockley, London in 1896 three watercolours, 'The Gatekeeper', 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Early Spring in the Woods, Peinbury' and a further three watercolours in 1897, 'Daffodils', 'Azaleas' and 'Well Hall, Kent', she may have exhibited in Suffolk from where her father's family originated. In 1901, Edith was a 27-year-old artist, living at 85 Tyrwhitt Road, Lewisham, London with her parents, 61-year-old Herbert and 62-year-old Kate, with two siblings Herbert Henry 29 and Archibald Stannard 25. Edith married at All Saint's Church, Margaret Street, Marylebone, London on 24 July 1912, George Francis Andrews, a musician, and they had one son, after her marriage she exhibited under her married name of Edith Andrews. A painter of portraits, still life, landscape and especially gardens and flowers and was a miniaturist, she also illustrated several children's books including 'My Pretty Picture Book' (1901). In 1911 Edith exhibited at the Doré Gallery in London, three watercolours 'A Westmorland Garden', 'Apple Blossom' and 'An Old English Garden' also exhibiting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Society of Women Artists; Walker Art Gallery; the Paris Salon and as Edith Cubitt at the Royal Academy and as Edith Andrews 1914-1954. Queen Mary purchased an Andrews picture 'Old Rose Bush'. In 1939, a widow, an artist, painting & drawing, living at Coombe Cottage, High Street, Pembury, Tonbridge, Kent with her son Edward John Stannard Andrews (4 November 1914-19 December 1972). Edith Alice Andrews died at Willesden, Middlesex in 1962, aged 89. She signed her later works 'Edith A. Andrews' underlined.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 85 Tyrwhitt Road, London
1905 1044 The Edge of the Wood: Spring - watercolour
from Waverley, Sandwich, Kent
1909 806 An Old Garden - watercolour
as Edith Andrews 1914-1954
from The Cottage, High Wycombe
1914 The Old Rose Bush - watercolour

Works by This Artist