CLARKE, Alfred Alexander

1825 - 1913

Born at Langford Budville, Somerset on 24 April 1825, son of William Clarke and his wife Jane. He married in 1851 and had issue but was a widower by 1861 when a 35 year old widower 'an artist' living at 13 Close Hall, The Liberty of St Andrew, Wells, Somerset with his 8 year old daughter Mary M. born at Taunton. He spent most of his life at Wells, Somerset where he died in 1913. No record of him in Suffolk but he exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1889 a portrait of the 'Bishop of Bath & Wells' most probably not a Suffolk artist.