RENDALL, Arthur Dacres

1861 - 1936

Arthur Dacres Rendall, was born at Harrow, Middlesex in October 1861, eldest son of Revd Frederick Rendall (1 August 1822-21 April 1912), clergyman and assistant master at Harrow School, and his second wife Jean Mary Ricketts née Taylor (1831-18 May 1920), daughter of Benjamin Taylor, who married at Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex on 1 April 1860, Frederick's first wife Anna née Downes had died on 20 August 1853, aged 30. In 1871, Arthur was a 9 year old, living at High Street, Hendon, the school kept by his parents, 48 year old Frederick and 39 year old Jean, with two step-brothers and a brother. By 1881 his father had moved his school to High Street, Harrow-on-the-Hill where 19 year old Arthur was an art student. In the early 1880s Arthur trained in Paris, with fellow student Philip Wilson Steer [q.v.]. By 1891 his father and mother had retired and living at 82 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington with Arthur an 'artist' and 27 year old brother Ernest, a solicitor. A landscape, portrait, genre and historical painter and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1903-1905, although he had been exhibiting from 82 Philbeach Gardens at Ipswich since 1891 when he purchased 'Coral Cottage', now Eastwood Cottage, at Walberswick, Suffolk and as a keen gardener and plantsman, did much to develop the adjacent 'West Wood' which became well-visited and is described in Gertrude Jekyll's 'Gardens for Small Country Houses'. His 'The Italian Schoolmaster' was withdrawn at an auction at the Ipswich Art Gallery in October 1896. Arthur exhibited at Ipswich in 1901 from Walberswick, six oil paintings 'A Peaceful Afternoon', 'Madge', 'A West Country Cottage', 'Ragwort', 'Thistles' and another, in 1903 'The Old Lock', 'Bluebell time in Sussex', 'Dunwich Marshes' and 'A Goat Farm', his last two exhibits were in 1905 'Miss Gordon Stewart' and 'Mrs Gordon Stewart'. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artist; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and at the Ridley Art Club, London. In 1911 still living at Philbeach Gardens with his parents but described as 'Secretary to Imperial Cuts League'. He died at Eastwood Cottage, Walberswick on 11 February 1936, aged 75, he was unmarried. His tombstone was sculpted by Eric Kennington (1888-1960) and is in Walberswick churchyard.

Works by This Artist