COWELL, Eva

1868 - 1941

As Eva Ayerst, she was born at Marylebone, London on 10 April 1868, daughter of William Edward Ayerst (1820-1890), a surgeon, and his wife Mary Read née Tennant. who married at Marylebone, London in 1865. In 1881, a 13 year old, living at Ulcombe Street, Ulcombe, Kent with her parents, 57 year old William, born Chatham, Kent and 47 year old Mary, born in India, and her 14 year old sister Annette and they kept nine indoor servants. Eva married in 1897, sculptor George James Cowell, and painted under the name of Eva Cowell. A portrait painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 46 Lee Road, Aldeburgh in 1925 'Tom Bloomfield, Esq.' also showing at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; New Gallery; Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Society of Women Artists, in 1897 from Maida Vale, London, in 1901 from Saxmundham and in 1911 Leiston both in Suffolk. In 1899 as Mrs [Eva] Cowell she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1899, a pastel 'Eleanor Heywood' and in 1901 she exhibited from Saxmundham, at the New Gallery in Regent's Street, London a portrait 'Countess of Wilton' and in 1904 at the Society of Women Artists, a crayon 'Vera, daughter of Hon. Fitzroy Stewart'. In 1939, a widow, living at apartments at 52 Lee Road, Aldeburgh. Eva Cowell was living at Conway, Marshall Lane, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire when she died at Gerrards Cross Hospital on 17 April 1941, aged 73.




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