SOTHERN, Arthur Alexander

1862 - 1929

Born at Sale, Cheshire in 1862, eldest child of William Alexander Sothern, a private tutor, and his wife Agnes Margaret née Burrows, who married at Sale in 1862. In 1871, an 8 year old, living at 4 East Street, Bromley, Kent with his parents, 46 year old William, born Great Yarmouth and 46 year old Agnes, born Norwich, both in Norfolk, and his 6 year old younger brother Herbert. Educated at Dulcie Avenue School, Manchester until 1877 and in 1881, an 18 year old art student, living at Cawston Road, Aylsham, Norfolk with his 56 year old aunt, Elizabeth Blackburn Burrows (1824-1893), a schoolmistress, and her two sisters, Celia and Clare, all unmarried and born in Norwich. He must have travelled around Norfolk and Suffolk painting, but he married at Wandsworth, London in 1895, Emily Gertrude Hudson and settled down as an art master, living at 2 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Brentford. In 1911, a 48 year old 'decorative designer' and, with his 50 year old wife Gertrude, living at The Lilies, Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, the home of his 44 year old brother-in-law Claude William Smith Hudson (1867-1943), 'an Inspector of Art' civil servant. Arthur died at Brentford, Middlesex in 1929. A collection of drawings and sketchbooks and a fine marine painting by this little known artist are held by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service at Ipswich. A painting of Walberswick from this collection was exhibited at 'The Walberswick Enigma - Artists inspired by the Blyth Estuary' which was held at the Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1994.

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