RYLE, Arthur Johnston

1857 - 1915

Arthur Johnson Ryle

Arthur Johnston Ryle was born at Chelsea, London on 10 September 1857, fourth child of Revd John Charles Ryle (10 May 1816-10 June 1900), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk and later 1st Bishop of Liverpool, and the second of his three wives, Jessy Elizabeth (1822-20 May 1860), eldest daughter of John Walker of Crawfordton, Dumfrieshire, who married at Torquay, Devon on 21 February 1850. His father's first wife was Matilda Charlotte Louisa née Plumtre (1824-26 June 1848) and his third Henritta Amelia née Clowes (1825-6 April 1889). In 1861, Arthur was a 3-year-old, living at Helmingham Rectory with his 44-year-old widowed father John, two stepsisters and two brothers, six servants and three visitors. By 1871, his father had taken over as vicar of Stradbroke, Suffolk where the family were living at The Rectory with his father and stepmother. Arthur was educated at Eton and for a time at New College, Oxford and in 1891, a 33-year-old artist, living at 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool with his 74-year-old, again widowed father, now Bishop of Liverpool, with a 39-year-old sister Jessie, and ten servants. His father died at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 10 June 1900 when Arthur went to live at No. 3 Studio at 5 Thurloe Square, Kensington, where he carried on his craft of painting and was still there in 1911. An associate of the Royal Society of British Artists and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1887-1901 and exhibited at the Royal Academy. Arthur Johnston Ryle was still of 5 Thurloe Square, Kensington when he died at Felixstowe, Suffolk on 25 (his probate gives 20) March 1915, aged 57, he was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Studio, Thurloe Square, Southwest London
1891 207 Torish, Helmsdale
1897 382 The Firth of Dornoch
         594 After Sundown
         690 Dornoch: Evening
1898 843 A Sedgy Corner
1899 107 In the Fir Woods
1903 698 Harbour and Hillside
1905 293 The Haven under the Hill

Works by This Artist