PARTRIDGE, Annie St John

1855 - 1936

Annie St John Partridge was born at Hazlehurst, Walford, near Ross, Herefordshire in November 1855 and baptised at the nearby Goodrich, Hereford on 9 December 1855, youngest of the five children of Edward Otto Partridge (2 August 1819- 4 June 1914), a tin manufacturer, and his first wife Catherine Maria Bevan (1820-5 June 1871), second daughter of Revd George Bevan of Crickhowell, Breconshire, they married at Crickhowell on 6 May 1845. In 1861, Annie was a 5-year-old, living at 110 High Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire with her 40-year-old mother and a sibling sister, Alice Catherine (1850-1928). Her mother died of smallpox at Dresden, Germany on 5 June 1871 when Edward Otto remarried the following year, Elizabeth Mary Bailey née Russell. Annie studied art in Paris and whilst studying under the artist Letitia Hamilton (1878-1964), first came under the influence of the Impressionists. In 1881, Annie St John Partridge, was a 34 [sic] year old of 'independent means' a visitor at 23 Devonshire Street, Marylebone, London, the home of 48-year-old unmarried Jane Morris. In 1900 she was living at 19 Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, in 1906 at 48 Fitzroy Street and by 1911, a 50 [sic] year-old artist painter, living at 35 Maple Street, St Pancras, London employing a 61-year-old general servant. A prolific exhibitor, showing at the Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists. Annie had a house built from a dismantled barn from Manor House Farm at Walberswick, Suffolk from where she painted from about 1926. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists and a member of Ipswich Art Club from 1934 exhibiting in 1934 from The End Hut, Walberswick, an oil 'The Coastguard's Cottage' and a watercolour 'The Old Kissing Bridge' and in 1936 from Cheyne Studios, Cheyne Road, Chelsea London, two oils 'The Flooded Marshes' and 'From an East Coast Window' and a watercolour 'Pansies'. Annie St John Partridge was of Cheyne Cottage, Cheyne Row, Chelsea when she died at Great Cheyne Studio, London on 20 August 1936, aged 69 [sic], she was unmarried and became younger in the census over the years and sometimes shorted her name to Ann.

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