CORBOULD, Alfred Chantrey

1852 - 1920

Alfred Chantrey Corbould

Alfred Chantrey Corbould, was born at Kensington, London on 13 July 1852, second son of artist Alfred Hitchins Corbould [q.v.], and his wife Mary Grace, sister to Henry Eddowes Keene [q.v.], who married at Kensington in 1848, and Alfred was the grandson of Henry Corbould and the Keene's were of the Suffolk family. Named after Sir Francis Leggett Chantrey, R.A. (1781-1841), who was a godfather to his uncle. In 1861, a 9 year old, living at 29 Victoria Road, Kensington with his parents, 39 year old Alfred and 35 year old Mary and three siblings, Francis Henry 9, Rosiland Kate 6 and Walter Edward 1. Alfred studied under his uncle Charles Keene [q.v.]. Illustrator for the ‘Punch’ magazine from 1871 until 1890 and was war correspondent in the Russo-Turkish War being present at the Plevna siege. He married at Kensington in 1884, Sidney Ann Jones, but 1901-1911 Alfred was living at 8 Pembroke Road, Kensington, with a housekeeper, when in 1901 his wife described herself as, 38 yeas old and 'single', and living at 16 Southsea Terrace, Portsmouth and in 1911, described herself as a 49 year old 'widow', living at Burlington House, 9 Osborne Road, Southsea, their only child Francis Chantrey Corbould (born 24 August 1886) was living abroad. An eccentric who adopted a mode of dress of a fancy vest, flat white tie with horseshoe pin, black felt hat, half the height of a top hat, very tight trousers and a red sash, coat with no lapels or outside pockets, which he wore until his death. A sporting artist and caricaturist, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists including ‘The Wrong Side of the Post’ (1893), also at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1893. In 1901, he produced a book of hunting pictures ‘The Corbould Sporting Alphabet’ in which he also wrote the letterpress. He died at Kensington, London on 25 March 1920. He used the names A. Chantry Corbould; Alfred Chantry Corbould; Aster Chantrey Corbould and Chantrey A. Corbould

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