MURRAY, Katharine Anna

1845 - 1934

As Katharine Anna Dunnage, she was born at Crescent Lodge, Clapham, London on 3 October 1845, and baptised at Clapham on 11 March 1846, daughter of Thomas Dunnage (1800-5 June 1879), lead merchant, and his wife Katharine Davey (c1809-24 January 1894), youngest daughter of Peter Davey of Dedham, Essex, who married at St Giles Camberwell on 29 October 1840. In 1851, a 5 year old, living at 5 Lansdowne Place, Brighton, Sussex with her parents, 51 year old Thomas and 41 year old Katharine and her three elder siblings, Sarah 9, Thomas 8 and Arthur 6 but ten years later they were living at Muswell Hill, Hornsey, Edmonton, London. She married at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dedham on 4 February 1880, Robert William James Murray, younger son of Revd James Murray, vicar of Dedham, until then Katharine had painted under the name of Katie Dunnage from when she painted as Murray. In 1901, a 56 year old, living at 6 Morningside Road, Edinburgh with her 54 year old husband, a bank agent, and their four children Robert 19, Katharine 18 and Archibald 16, all born in England and Leonard 14, born in Edinburgh. Her husband died in early 1911 and in the census for that year she was a 65 year old widow living at Angus Buildings, Low Walker, Newcastle, Northumberland with her 26 year old son Robert and his family. Landscape painter and a member of the North British Academy of Arts also a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1928 in which year she exhibited from Dalebrook, Dedham, Essex three works, ‘A Creek at Flatford’, ‘Kimmaghame Bridge, Berwickshire’ and ‘Dunfermline Abbey’. Katie died at Dalebrook House, Dedham, Colchester, Essex on 27 November 1934, aged 89. The watercolour of Haddon Hall at Bakewell, Derbyshire, has a label on the verso 'Haddon Hall Katie Dunnage'.




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