GRUBBE, Marie Ellen

1879 - 1951

As Marie Ellen Lucas, she was born at 21 Queen’s Square, Holborn, London on 10 June 1879, daughter of John Seymour Lucas [q.v.], artist figure painter, and his wife Marie Elizabeth née Cornelisson of Paris, who married at St Giles, London in 1877, and a brother to Sydney Lucas [q.v.]. A miniature painter, who exhibited both under her maiden and married names, at the Royal Academy from Hampstead, London 1903-1926 and Southwold, Suffolk or from The Priory, Blythburgh, Suffolk 1914-1928, and as M. Ellen Lucas at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery. She married in 1909, Lawrence Carrington Grubbe [q.v.]. In 1939, a widow, living at The Priory, Blythburgh, Suffolk and where she died on 4 November 1951, leaving a daughter Margaret Julia Maria Grubbe [q.v.]. An oil painting (28.5 x 38.8cm.) 'Onions, a Tomato, a Pitcher and a terracotta Mug on a Table' sold at Christie’s (lot 410) on 13 May 1999 and realised £264. She is often conflated with her artist mother who painted under Marie Seymour Lucas, Marie E Lucas, Mary Elizabeth Cornelisson or Lucas [q.v.] &c.




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