1888 - 1970

As Marjory Florence Hood, she was born at Wandsworth, London on 12 August 1888, eldest child of Arthur Hood (1864-1948), a stockbroker, and his wife Florence Edith née Bone (1866-9 January 1954), second daughter of Samuel Southall Bone of Westham, Weymouth, who married at St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Dorset on 1 November 1887. In 1901, Marjory was a 12-year-old, living at Thelton, Coulsdon and Purley with her parents, 37-year-old Arthur and 34-year-old Florence, with three sibling sisters, Violet Mary 11, Eileen Kenneth 8 and Kathleen Millicent 7, with a governess and a housemaid. Marjory was educated at Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire and married at Croydon, Surrey on 16 October 1910, Francis Herbert Whittington (8 December 1876-24 August 1973), a toy manufacturer, who was also an artist, third son of Charles James Whittington of Bletchworth, Surrey, from when Marjory painted under the name of Marjory Whittington. An oil and watercolour painter and an etcher, who exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Institute of Artists; the Fine Art Society; Grosvenor Gallery; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Goupil Gallery; Walker Art Gallery; the Society of Women Artists and the Paris Salon and was also a book illustrator. As Mrs F. Whittington, she also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1933 from 57a York Street, Baker Street, London, an oil 'Appledore' and in 1939 was still living at 57a York Street, an 'artist painter & secretary', when she gives her birth year as 1890, with her daughter Pauline [Tait] (born 23 June 1918), a clerk in the M. of D., they also had a son Ian Peter (1915-1991). Marjory Florence Whittington died at Flat 4E, Albany, Piccadilly, Westminster, London W.1, on 16 June 1970.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Edgemoor, Brockenhurst, Hampshire
1922 880 Great Expectations - watercolour
1924 742 Arles - watercolour
1929 196 Autumn Leaves
1930 567 Sweet Peas
from 57a York Street, Baker Street, London
1933 457 Peace
1939 311 Alfred Hitchcock directing Charles Laughton in "Jamaica Inn"
from C1, The Albany, Piccadilly, London
1941 16 Hand Industries No. 3. Gilding Frames...
         20 Carless Talk-'What I say is...'
         423 Plymouth

Works by This Artist