DOWNING, Delapoer

1853 - 1926

Delapoer Downing, was born in Dublin, Ireland about 1853, son of Major General David Downing, of the East India Service. In 1861, an 8 year old, living at 36 Gloucester Road, Paddington, with his 58 year old father David, and siblings, Cameron Macartney Harwood 15, born Italy, Margaret 11, born in India and Fitzgerald David, born in London. In 1871, an 18 year old student at Wellington College, Sandhurst, but seems to have given up on the army as ten years later, a 28 year old artist, living with his 40 year old brother Arthur, a retired colonel in the Indian Army, at 23 Baker Street, Marylebone, London. In 1911, a 58 year old 'painter artist', living at 120 Edith Road, West Kensington, London with a 49 year old widow, Mary Hillier as his servant and later that year they married in London. A painter of figures and domestic subjects and exhibited in the major London venues including the Royal Academy in 1885, the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours in 1887 and illustrated A.O'D. Barloleyns 'The Wonder Workers' (1899). He died at Fulham, London in 1926, aged 73.

[?Suffolk Artist? his brother Cameron (1846-1926) lived at Thurleston Lodge, Henley Road, Ipswich]

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