GILL, William (1803-1900)

1803 - 1900

William Gill was born at Nowton, near Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 25 September 1803 and baptised in the adjoining village of Rougham St Mary Church on 2 October 1803, son of James Gill and his wife Ruth, née Hills. In 1881, a 75-year-old retired farmer, living at Odessa House, Dalton Road, Ipswich with his 67-year-old wife Emily Camell née [?] (1814-1883), born at North Lopham, Norfolk. An amateur artist in both oil and watercolour, who exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society in 1882 'A Corner of Ipswich Cattle Market' and 'Cattle on the March'. A Member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1898 and exhibited from 1879. In 1881 he exhibited from 33 Newson Street, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, ten works including an oil 'A Misty Morning' and watercolours 'The Old Chalk Pit, Claydon', 'A Spring Morning on the Gipping', 'Sunrise in a Fog, the Orwell', 'In Olden Times', 'Early Spring Morning, Brooks Hall', 'Sunrise, Early Spring', 'The Old Tug', 'An Autumn Afternoon in Norwich' and 'St Peter's Dock'. In 1882 he exhibited fourteen works including 'A Fine Morning View from the Promenade', in 1883 eighteen works including 'Moonlight on the Wensum, Norwich' and in 1884 four watercolours including 'Cloudy Afternoon, a Sketch at Sproughton', and in 1885 two watercolours 'Evening' and 'Bourn Bridge' and was a regular annual exhibitor. William Gill died at Ipswich on 7 March 1900 and buried in Ipswich Cemetery three days later.

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