BOUCNEAU, Victor Emanuel

1863 - 1934

Victor Emanuel Boucneau

Victor Emanuel Boucneau was born at St Pancras, London on 24 May 1863, son of Adolphe Joseph Boucneau (c1820-4 April 1886), marble merchant, who came from a family of stonecutters in Rance, Hainaut province, Belgium, and his wife Mary Ann née Griffin (1822-30 August 1875), who married at St Pancras, London in 1844. Victor's father established a successful firm of marble merchants in Warren Street, London and sometime before 1881, Victor's older brother Adolphe Joseph Henry (1863-1899), joined his father in the business. Victor became a sculptor and exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Autumn and at the General Exhibition of Fine Arts in Brussels in 1887, a sculpture entitled 'Equilibrium'. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club in 1891 from 20 Clipstone Road, Fitzroy Square, London but does not seem to have exhibited again, this address in the 1891 census was vacant but later became a boarding house. He married at Southgate Christ Church, London on 16 February 1897, Bridget Drury (22 August 1866-16 September 1937), youngest of the seven children of Revd George Drury (1819-1895), rector of Claydon with Akenham, Suffolk, and his wife Anne Mary née Francis. In 1901 Victor moved to Paignton, Devon and in 1911, was a 47-year-old 'of private means', living at Wellington House, Grosvenor Road, Paignton, Devon with his 44-year-old wife Bridget, born Claydon and their two daughters, both born at East Moseley, Surrey. Victor Emanuel Boucneau died at Paignton on 15 November 1934 and his wife died at Barnet, Middlesex in 1937, aged 71, they had two daughters Christina Anne (1898-1950) and Irene Felicie Bridget (1902-1997).



Royal Academy Exhibits
from 48 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, West London
1888 1919 Friends: a group - sculpture
         1926 The Young Juggler - statue




Works by This Artist