GUTCH, Judith Eliza

1904 - 1992

Judith Eliza Gutch, was born at Ipswich on 23 July 1904, second of the four children of Dr John Gutch, MD. (23 March 1870-8 June 1948) and his wife Dorothy Emily née Metcalfe (27 August 1868-20 September 1948), who married at Ipswich on 27 August 1901. In 1911, a 6 year old, living at 30 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with her father, 41 year old John, born Holgate, York and her three siblings Dorothy Joan 7, Jessie 3 and John Robert 4 months, and they retained four house servants. An artist in oil and an etcher, of landscapes and figure subjects and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1928-1935, exhibiting seventeen works 1926-1934, from 30 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. The subjects were figures, local landscapes and some foreign views including Majorca and Switzerland including in 1926 ‘Alms House Doyen’, in 1927 ‘Sunlight on Majorca’ and an aquatint ‘Loch Rannock’, in 1930 ‘The Windmill, Walberswick’ with five works in 1932 'The Almshouses, Chipping Camden', 'Poppets Abbey', 'The Orchard', 'On the Cotswolds' and 'Ebington Village' exhibiting in all some 17 works. Judith painted a portrait of 'Mr B. H. Hurst, which was presented to him in 1932, on completion of 50 years as church organist at Long Melford Church. In 1939, she was living at Knapton Hall, Smallburgh, Norfolk with her parents and two servants. She married at Peterborough, Northamptonshire in 1949, Claude John Wilkinson (21 November 1903-18 December 1998) and she died at The Manor House, North Walsham Woods, Norfolk on 19 May 1992.