DEANE, Dennis Wood

c.1822 - 1900

Dennis Wood Deane was born at Islington, London around 1822, son John Wood Deane (1786-5 December 1854), a cashier at the Bank of England, and his wife Anna Maria Glasse (1784-September 1859), eldest daughter of Nicholas Glass[e], Comptroller of Customs, Barnstaple, who were both amateur artists, who married in London around April 1817, Dennis's younger brother was the artist and architect William Wood Deane (1825-1873) with whom he travelled on painting tours in Italy 1850-1852. In 1841, the Deane family were living at York Place, Islington with children Anna 21, Dennis 19, William 15 and Alfred 13. Dennis painted scenes from Spanish and Italian history and from Shakespeare and exhibited at the Royal Academy 1841-1868 and at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association at Ipswich in 1850, two works 'Hebe' and 'Mariana at the Moated Grange'. He married at Marylebone, London in 1865, Charlotte Sophia Cousins (1844-1915), who was admitted to Bethlem Mental Hospital, London in 1866 'suffering from mania' and when discharged in 1869 'not improved' and seems to have spent the rest of her live as a patient. In 1871, Dennis was a 49-year-old married artist & landowner, living at Clifford Inn, St Dunstan West, City of London and ten years later, a 59-year-old married 'journalist', lodging at 12 Salisbury Street, St Martin in the Fields, Strand, London, the home of Joseph Preston and his family, in either year no wife is noted. Artist and art critic, Dennis Wood Deane died at 39 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, London on 31 March 1900, aged 78, when his wife was an inmate of Brookwood Asylum, Surrey.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 4 York Place, City Road, London
1841 485 A Spaniel
1842 385 Portrait of John Wood Deane, Esq.
1843 166 Under the Shade of Melancholic Boughs
from 47 Lonsdale Square, Islington
1846 709 Scene from Don Quixote
1847 647 Scene from Molière's Play 'Le Medicin Maigré Lai'
1848 311 A Roman Girl
         652 The Patience of Griseldes
1850 626 The Despair of Claudio
from 32 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London
1853 487 An Incident in the Civil Wars
         521 The Cloister
1854 1304 Van Dyck and Frans Hals
1855 1336 Cuddie Hedrigg and Jenny Dennison
from 76 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London
1856 401 Interior of a Cottage in North Wales
         599 A Welsh Fireside
1857 69 A Highland Interior
         586 Falstaff promising to marry Dame Quickly
from 6 Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, London
1858 241 Shylock dismissing Launcelot
         370 An Interior
1859 185 Interior of a Cottage in Brittany
         306 The New Ballad, scene in Brittany
from 12 Buckingham Street, Strand
1860 44 Welsh Cottage
from 1 Robert Street, Adelphi
1862 676 Ballad Singers in Andalucia
1863 47 Morning in Spain
1864 137 In a Spanish Venta
from 10 Clifford's Inn
1868 464 In the Island of Capri
         567 A Roman Osteria

Works by This Artist