WARREN, William White

c.1829 - 1911

William White Warren was born at Kensington, London around 1829, son of John Warren and his wife Charlotte Elizabeth née Knoche (c1793-1871), who married at St Mark's Church, Kennington, London on 27 January 1827. In 1861, William was a 31-year-old 'proprietor of houses', living at 82 Patrick Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent with his 68-year-old widowed mother Charlotte and siblings Mary S. 29 and Charlotte Louisa 27 and in 1871 they were living at Keith Terrace, Lee, Kent when William is described as 'artist'. His mother died later that year and the following year he married at Ss Peter & Paul Church, Mitcham, Surrey on 6 December 1872, Euphemia Mary Gibbons (1828-27 February 1902). A nineteenth-century landscape painter known for his small sketch-like landscape paintings and in November 1869 he had an exhibition of some three hundred works of ‘Original Sketches recently taken in Rome, Naples, Venice, Sardinia, Corsica, together with previous tours by W. W. Warren’ at the German Gallery, 168 New Bond Street, London. In 1881, a 52-year-old artist, living at 5 North Place, Brighton, Sussex with his 53-year-old wife Euphemia. He exhibited seven paintings at the British Institution and in January 1886, Christie’s held a four-day sale of the collections of ‘W. W. Warren Esq. of 21 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall’ which included paintings, porcelain, and metalwork. Among the list of paintings to be sold were several of Warren’s own works, mostly of Mediterranean subjects, and Simeon Solomon’s 'The Mystery of Faith' (1870). According to the sale catalogue the intention of the auction was to produce enough funds for Warren, who was suffering from ill health, to spend more time in clement climates abroad. In 1887 he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society, a watercolour 'Bye-Way at Horringer', although the Club was for local artists, but any residency in the area has not yet been discovered. In 1891, Warren and his wife were living at Fulham Road, Fulham, London together with his unmarried sister Mary. His wife died at Fulham on 27 February 1902 and in 1911 William White Warren was living at 9 Walmesley Terrace, Snow Hill, Bath, Bath, Somerset where he died later that year, aged 84.

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