LINZELL, Dorothy Muriel

1893 - 1974

Dorothy Linzell

Dorothy Muriel Linzell, was born at Newmarket, Suffolk on 23 June 1893, daughter of Harry James Linzell (1855-1934), a builder, and his wife Jemima née Way (1855-1930), who married at Plymouth, Devon in 1880. Harry moved from Tottenham, London, where his youngest daughter was born in 1882, to Newmarket where his second daughter Nellie Mary was born in 1885. In 1901, Dorothy was a 7 year old, living at Park Road, Newmarket with her parents, 45 year old Harry, born Tottenham and 46 year old Jemima, born St Giles in the Fields, London and her two sibling sisters and a 2 year old brother, Ronald. By 1911, Dorothy, now a 17 year old part time student, was living at Stanley House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe with her parents and a servant. Dorothy was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1921-1928 and exhibited from Stanley House, Orwell Road, Felixstowe in 1921 six watercolours, 'King's Fleet Marshes, Felixstowe', 'St Towan's Bay, Abersoch', 'Lombard Street, Petworth', 'Clouds Over the Orwell', 'Old Houses Abersoch' and 'The Bridge, Aberdaren, N. Wales', in 1924 six works 'The Emerald Coast. Bay of St Briae, Brittany', 'Storm's Aftermath, On a Devon Moor', 'La Chapelle de Sainte Anne, Daoulas, Brittany' and pencil drawings 'Bawdsey Ferry' and 'Rue de Jurzval, Dinan' and a pen and ink 'Pines'. She had nothing on show in 1925 but the following year exhibited from The Lodge, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, four works, a pencil 'Place des Cordeliers, Dinan', two watercolours 'Les Porches, Dinan' and 'Early Moring, Stamboul' and a book illustration 'Fairy Woods'. She married at Felixstowe in 1928, Arthur Edgar Woodward-Nutt (1902-1980), director-general, Aircraft General Services, Ministry of Aviation and, as Mrs D. M. Woodward-Nutt, exhibited in 1933 from 'Kinador', Curtis Avenue, Felixstowe two watercolours 'Street in Cairo' and 'Towards Foxhall'. She also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool from Stanley House, Felixstowe in 1923. In 1939 they were living at 46 Pannal Ash Drive, Harrogate with their son Peter, born in 1935. Dorothy died at 13 Barnfield Wood Road, Beckenham, Kent on 30 September 1974, her husband, who was born on 19 August 1902, died at Crowhurst, Sussex on 10 September 1980.