GALE, John

1789 - 1860

John Gale, was born at Orford, Suffolk in 1789, son of John Gale and his wife Susan née Steggall. In 1841, a 51 year old 'independent', boarding at Queen Street, St Nicholas, Ipswich, the home of 61 year widow Martha King and two other lodgers. In 1851, being recorded as a 61 year old artist, still at the same address with Martha King. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association Exhibition in the New Lecture Hall at the Mechanics' Institute, Ipswich in August 1850, six oil paintings 'Cottage Scene', 'An Autumnal Afternoon', 'An Insolvent', 'Evening Scene', 'Declining Sun' and 'The Withered Tree'. He died at Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich in 1860, he was unmarried.