WANE, Richard

1852 - 1904

Richard Whittaker Wane, was born at Eccleston, Lancashire and baptised at St Mary the Virgin Church, Eccleston by Chorley on 10 February 1852, eldest child of Oliver Wane, a sawyer, and his wife Mary née Heys, who married at Chorley, Lancashire in 1850. In 1861, a 9 year old, living at Windmill Fold, Eccleston with his parents, 32 year old Richard and 30 year old Mary, and his siblings Alfred 5 and Thomas 1, both born at Eccleston. Richard studied at the Manchester Academy and married at West Derby in 1871, Marian Millinger from the Isle of Man, where they went to live and they had a son and a daughter 1872-1874, but in 1875 they returned to Manchester. Richard specialised in landscape, coastal and genre painting and in 1881, a 30 year old landscape painter living at 58 Talbot Street, Moss Side, Manchester with his 27 year old wife and now four children but he travelled frequently and was in Conway in 1883, Deganwy in 1887, Dulwich in 1890 before moving to Egremont in 1895. During his time on Merseyside he had two studios, one above the original Post Office at 100 Victoria Road, New Brighton and another in North John Street which he shared with the Manx painter Edward Christian Qualye (1872-1946). A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1890 and exhibited from 'Min-Y-Dor', East Dulwich Grove, Camberwell three works, two oils entitled 'Street Scene, Ipswich' and a watercolour 'On the Anglesea Coast. In 1891 his wife and five children were living at East Dulwich, Richard is missing, but by 1901 they were living at 13 Kingslake Road, Liscard, Cheshire, with Richard, a 48 year old sculptor, Marian a 47 year old artist and five daughters. Wane was at one time President of the Liver Sketching Club and he exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; New Water Colour Society; Royal Institute Of Painters; Royal Cambrian Academy; Royal Institute Of Oil Painters and was also a member of the Royal Society Of British Artists and exhibited from Tywyn, Conway in 1884 'A Day's Sport', 'Nature's Harbour' and the following year 'A Quaint Corner on the Scotch Coast' and in 1890 from 7 East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich in 1890 three further pictures. He had retrospective exhibitions at the Royal Academy Of Arts in 1920 and Manchester Art Gallery in 1932. Richard died at his home 57 Church Street, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Cheshire on 8 January 1904. In 1911, his widow Marian, was a 58 year old artist living at 57 Church Street, Egremont, Cheshire with four of her five surviving seven children, Ethel 36, artist; Maude 34, librarian; Edith 32, musician and Lena 27, and Marian died at Birkenhead in 1935, aged 83.

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