ANSTED, William Alexander

1859 - 1948

William Alexander Ansted was born in Guernsey, C.I. on 1 March 1859, son of David Thomas Ansted (1814-13 May 1880) and his wife Augusta Dorothea Hackett née Baillie (c1816-23 December 1897), who married at St James's Paddington, London on 24 June 1848. In 1881, a 21-year-old engineer’s draughtsman, boarding at 32 St Thomas’s Street, Portsmouth, the home of Richard Coltherup, letter carrier, and his family. In 1882 in the same profession but boarding at 1 Old Cattle Market, Ipswich, when he exhibited two paintings at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 'Sitting for her Portrait' and 'A Hunting Scene' but when he exhibited the following year his address is given as Lodge Place, St John’s Wood, London when he showed five oils ‘A Part of old Ipswich’, ‘The Spotted Cow’, ‘The Call at Eventide’, ‘Chewing the Cud of Sweet and Bitter Thought’, ‘Ruined Cottages, Rushmere Heath’ and two drawings ‘Dreary Winter Days’ and ‘Winter Evening near Westerfield’. He married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1887, Constance Greville Walsh (1856-1 February 1937). As Alexander Ansted he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 3 Ranelagh Villas, Grove Park, Chiswick, London in 1892 'Woodcock Shooting' and 'The Bridge' and in 1893 'Arundel, Sussex'. In 1901, a 41-year-old artist living at 1 Hillside Villas, Folkestone Road, Dover with his 32[sic] year old wife Constance, born Coolinge, Folkestone and two children, Constance (1888-1971) and David Alexander (1890-1945), both born at Chiswick. In 1911, an artist at 2 Hillside Villas, Maxton, Dover with his wife, his unmarried sister Ethel Hester Ansted, born Bolougne, France, and kept one domestic servant. In 1939, William Alexander Ansted was an artist, instructor & poster writer, living at 291 Folkestone Road, Dover where he died on 26 April 1948, aged 88.

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