HEYWOOD, Eleanor Mary

1866 - 1942

Eleanor Mary Heywood was born at Mill Lane, West Derby, Lancashire on 6 October 1866, daughter of Arthur Heywood (1834-20 April 1920), banker and partner in Heywood’s Bank, Liverpool which the partners sold to the Liverpool Bank in 1883 for some £240,000, Arthur's wife was Frances Harriet Thompson (1838-22 January 1908), eldest daughter of Arthur Thompson of Liverpool, they married at Childwall Church, West Derby on 9 July 1863. In 1871, Eleanor was a 4-year-old, living at Mill Lane, West Derby with her parents, 36-year-old Arthur, born at Orsett, Essex and 33-year-old Frances, born at Liverpool and her four siblings, Katherine Frances 6, Nathaniel Arthur 3, Richard 2 and Harriet 1, all born at West Derby, and Arthur retained six indoor servants. Eleanor was educated, together with her sister Katherine, at a school at Ashcliff, Bonchurch, Hampshire run by Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906), the author. By 1887 the family had moved to Sudbourne, Suffolk and Eleanor then made a tour of England and in 1891, was a visitor at Barningham Hall, Norfolk and ten years later a visitor at Bernerside, Formby, Lancashire, both houses having extensive staffing. Her father had taken the Glevering Park Estate at Wickham Market, Suffolk where his wife died on 22 January 1908 and in 1911, her widowed father, 44-year-old Eleanor together with Arthur's widowed sister, 72-year-old Maria Gibant, were living at Glevering Park with an indoor staff of seventeen. Eleanor's father died at Glevering Park on 20 April 1920, aged 85, leaving an estate of over £350,000, when Eleanor moved to the Dower House, Church Lane, Ufford Park, Suffolk from where she exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1899 Eva Cowell exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society, a pastel portrait of 'Miss Eleanor Heywood' and Eleanor became a member of the Ipswich Art Society in 1932 and exhibited from Ufford in 1932, two oils both entitled 'Flower Study', in 1933 four oils all entitled 'Flower Study', a further two in 1935 and a further two in 1937. As Eleanor Heywood, she died at Ufford on 29 June 1942, aged 75, she was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Dower House, Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk
1932 131 Blue and White

Works by This Artist