EVES, Reginald Grenville

1876 - 1941

Reginald Grenville Eves

Reginald Grenville Eves was born at Holborn, London on 24 May 1876, son of William Henry Eves (1843-30 November 1921), a law stationer, and his second wife Annie née Grenville (1847-10 January 1932), who married at Holborn in 1875, William's first wife was Fanny Beavan née Stone (1844-1874). In 1881, Reginald was a 4-year-old, living at 18 Brunswick Square, St Pancras, London with his parents, 38-year-old William and 34-year-old Annie, his two stepsisters Fanny Beavan 8 and Ida 7, and siblings Minnie Louise 3 and Annie 2. Reginald was educated at University College School and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he studied under Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Frederick Brown (1851-1941) and Henry Tonks (1862-1937). He painted at Holwick, Yorkshire 18951900, then settled in London as a portrait painter and married at St Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, London on 23 December 1903, Bertha Sybil Papillon (1 May 1875-13 November 1955), youngest daughter of Philip Oxenden Papillon of Growhurst Park. In 1911, a 34-year-old painter artist, living at 1 St Edmunds Terrace, Marylebone, London with his 35-year-old wife Sybil and 3-year-old son Grenville Papillon 3. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1901 and elected as an Associate on 21 April 1933 and a full member on 21 April 1939 also exhibiting at Beaux Arts Gallery, Grosvenor Gallery, Glasgow Institute, International Society, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, London Salon, Royal Society of Portrait painters, Royal Society of British Artists, Redfern Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and Royal Scottish Academy. A painter who made portraits of many prominent military, political and cultural figures between the two world wars including Earl Jellicoe in 1935. In 1939, he was living at Sharepenny Cottage, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with his wife and son Grenville Papillon (21 May 1907-1972) and in 1940 appointed as an Official War Artist to the British Expeditionary Force. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1941 two works, 'Farm Buildings' and 'Midhope Castle, Scotland'. Reginald Grenville Eves was of 149 Adelaide Road, London N.W.3, when he died at 25 Bridge Street, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham on 14 June 1941, leaving a widow. His works are included in the collections of both the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 20 Fitzroy Street, West London
1901 850 Waiting
from 1 St Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park, Northwest London
1904 303 A Portrait
1908 910 Mr. H.B. Irving as 'Markheim'
1912 194 The Rt.Hon. Sir Herbert Cozens-Hardy, Master of the Rolls
         787 Miss Mabel Bradford
1913 14 Dr Norman Moore
         282 Mrs Robert Williams
         406 Mrs Papilion
1914 367 Miss Renee Tufnel-King
         539 John Gow, Esq.
         736 Mrs Lewis Balfour
1915 66 Sir Archibald Geikie, O.M., K.C.B., President of the Royal Society
         387 Miss Tuke, Principal of Bedford College
         704 Major L.C. Ludlow
1916 181 The Right Hon. Lord Knaresborough
         412 Madelaine
         990 Miss Norah Gery
1917 103 John Bradford, Esq.
         124 Mrs William Morris
         173 The Countess of Hardwicke
1918 129 The Lord Sherbourne
         250 The Hon. Lois Sturt
         588 '------'
1919 19 The Rt Hon Mr Justice Darling
         260 The Rev. James Went, M.A., Headmaster of Wyggeston Grammar School
1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1942




Works by This Artist