DOWNING, Delapoer

1853 - 1926

Delapoer Downing, was born in Dublin, Ireland around 1853, son of Major General David Downing (1802-17 December 1885), of the East India Service and his wife Frances Anne Hamilton née Parkins (1811-7 August 1892). 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 the Royal Academy from 1 Queen's Road Studios, St John's Wood in 1886 'Tout vient a lui qui sait attendre', in 1887 'untitled', in 1891 from 2 St John's Wood Studios 'On Tow in the Provinces', from Fulham House, Fulham in 1898 'Marriage in the Fleet', in 1900 'Tempting' and in 1901 'The Ant and the Grasshopper' also showing at the Institute of Painters in Oil Colours in 1887 and illustrated A.O'D. Barloleyns 'The Wonder Workers' (1899). Delapoer Downing 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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