THORP, Elizabeth Margaret

1906 - 1959

As Elizabeth Margaret de Moraville, she was born at Marylebone, London on 29 April 1906, eldest child of John Maximilian Schmidl de Moraville (1873-30 July 1917) and his wife Ilma Charlotte Olga née Behrend (2 March 1872-6 December 1947), who married at London City in 1905. In 1939 Olga was a widow living at Frethorne House, Wantage, Berkshire. As Elizabeth M. de Moraville, she married at Bradfield, Berkshire in 1928, Sydney Richard Thorp (3 January 1898-30 August 1967), who was living in Fengate House, Nayland when he died at Bawdsey, Suffolk. In 1939, Elizabeth was living at Grove House, Tockington, Thornbury, Gloucestershire with her husband Sydney, Secretary to the Gloucester Territorial Army. Margaret, normally known as Peggy, was a pupil of David Cox (1914-1979) [q.v.] and was an artist in oil and a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1949 and she exhibited from Holton Lodge, Holton, near Halesworth, Suffolk, in 1949 'Fruit and Wine', in 1950 'Still Life' followed by two in 1951 'Still Life with Pomegranates' and 'Old Studios, Mousehole', in 1952 'Still Life with Fish' and 'A Cornish Cove' and in 1958 two more, 'Still Life 1957' and 'Ramatuelle, South of France'. A regular exhibitor up until her death. She was living at The Old Vicarage, Higham St Mary, Suffolk when she died at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London WC.1 on 1 November 1959, aged 53.