ADIE, Edith Helena

1864 - 1947

Edith Helena Adie, was born at Upper Tooting, London on 27 December 1864, second child and eldest daughter of Scott Adie (1822-1883), a woollen draper, and his wife Elizabeth Hannah née Everall (1835-1917), who married at St Giles, London in 1860. In 1871, a 6 year old, living at Upper Tooting, Wandsworth with her parents, 48 year old Scott and 35 year old Elizabeth with siblings, Millicent 4, Alice 2 and newly born William. Edith studied at South Kensington Art School, at Westminster School of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1911, a 45 year old artist, living at 9 Brechin Place, South Kensington, London with her widowed mother and sibling brother Scott Adie 49, and they kept 4 indoor servants. During the First World War Edith visited Australia where she exhibited her work and also exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Horticultural Society and was a member of the British Watercolour Society. A watercolour artist and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1920-1922, exhibiting from 4 Suffolk Place, Sevenoaks, Kent in 1920 two paintings, 'Colderadi, from Bordighera' and 'Near Bordighers', four pictures in 1921 'Mundaring Weir, W. Australia', 'Lake Como', 'Vanity' and another (262). In 1939 she was living on 'private means' at The Old House, Michelmersh Court, Romsey, Hampshire and later lived at 5a South Park, Sevenoaks and Ormiston Hotel, Oak Lane, Sevenoaks where she died on 16 May 1947, aged 82, she was unmarried. Edith was commissioned by Queen Mary of Teck (1867-1953) to produce a Royal gift for Mary, the Princess Royal (1897-1965).

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