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 Hitchens Corbould, and his wife Mary Grace Keene (1826-8 March 1895), who married at St Mary's Chapel, Fulham, London on 31 October 1848, Mary Grace Keene was the eldest daughter of the late Samuel Brown Keene, solicitor of Furnival's Inn, London and of Ipswich and his wife Mary Grace Sparrowe, daughter of John Sparrowe of the Ancient House, Ipswich, young Mary Grace was the sister of Charles Samuel Keene, and Alfred was the grandson of Henry Corbould. Named after Sir Francis Leggett Chantrey, R.A. (1781-1841), who was a godfather to his uncle. In 1861, Alfred was 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 Samuel Keene, illustrator for the ‘Punch’ magazine and married at Kensington, London in 1884, Sidney Ann Jones (1856-1934), but 1901-1911 Alfred was living at 8 Pembroke Road, Kensington, with a housekeeper, when in 1901 his wife described herself as, 38 year 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 as Alfred Chantrey Corbould from 86 Warwick Gardens, Kensington from 1879 all sketches for 'Punch' also showing at the Royal Society of British Artists including ‘The Wrong Side of the Post’ (1893), also at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters In Water Colours 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. Alfred Chantrey Corbould 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

Royal Academy Exhibits
all sketches for 'Punch' magazine
from 86 Warwick Gardens, Kensington
1879 1191 'Its an ill wind that blows nobody good'
         1200 'Pity the frozen-out fox-hunters'
         1289 'Saints in the shires'
from 8 Pembroke Road, Kensington
1885 1706 'arry with the 'arriers'
1887 1553 'Artist's puzzle'

Works by This Artist