PENLEY, Edwin Aaron

1828 - 1893

Edwin Aaron Penley, was baptised at St Paul, Southsea, Hampshire on 16 May 1828, son of William Henry Saulez Penley (1793-27 January 1866), an artist and drawing master, and his wife Margaretha née Callaghan (c.1798-1867), who married at Bloomsbury, London in 1816. He was a nephew of artist Aaron Edwin Penley (1807-15 January 1870) with whom he is sometimes conflated. Edwin was a landscape painter and drawing master and in 1851, a 22 year old drawing master, living at Queen's Crescent, Reading, Berkshire with his parents William 57 and Margaretta 54 and they retained one servant. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850, three watercolours ‘Near Pen Mackno, North Wales’, ‘The Thames at Caversham, near Reading’ and ‘On the Brathay, Ambleside’ and also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was of Delamere Crescent, Westbourne Terrace North, Paddington, London on 4 April 1854 when declared an insolvent debtor and by 1858 was in Tasmania but by 1861 was living and working from 3 Wellington Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in which year is mentioned as being honoured for the invention (?improvements) in the construction of Drawing Boards. He married at St John's, Notting-Hill, London on 16 June 1853, Eliza Willson (1837-1854) and in 1881 was a 51 year old 'landscape artist in watercolour' living at 50 Rattray Road, Lambeth, London with a 20 year old servant. He married secondly at St Mark's Surbiton, Surrey on 16 November 1886, Eliza Chandler. In 1891 was living at 22 King's Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey where he died and was buried at Richmond on 9 February 1893.

Works by This Artist