1878 - 1956

Edith Rowland

Edith Alice Rowland was born at Bow, London in 1878, only child of Henry Rowland (c1855-20 April 1899) and his wife Mary Georgina née Penny (1856-10 July 1931), who married at Stepney, London in 1877. In 1891, Edith was a 12-year-old scholar, living at Burdet Road, Limehouse, Stepney with her parents, 36-year-old Henry, a master stevedore, and 35-year-old Mary Georgina, all born in London. Her father Henry was of the 'Ship' hotel, Heath Street, Barking, Essex when he died on 20 April 1899, aged 44, leaving an estate of just under £3,500 to his widow and the licence of the 'Ship' was transferred to Mary Georgina on 3 June 1899. In 1901, Edith was a 22-year-old, living at Everleigh, Derby Road, Woodford, Essex with her 45-year-old widowed mother Mary Georgina, 'living of own means'. Edith was educated privately and at Heatherley School of Fine Art and in Paris. A portrait, landscape and figure artist in oil and watercolour and was also a miniaturist and she travelled in the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. Edith exhibited at the Salon de la Societe des Artistes, Paris; the Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Cambrian Academy of Art; Royal Canadian Academy, Montreal and in the UK at the Walker Art Gallery; Royal West of England Academy and galleries in Manchester, Southport, Nottingham; Great Yarmouth and from 8 Derby Road, Woodford at the Ipswich Fine Art Club. Her principal works were 'Green and Gold', 'Edith and her Black Cat', 'In the Queen's Dress', 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Moi-MÍme'. Edith Alice Rowland was of 8 Derby Road, Woodford when she died at 54 Grove Hill, Woodford on 4 October 1956, she was unmarried. She signed her works 'Edith Rowland' underlined or 'E. R.'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Eversleigh, 8 Derby Road, Woodford, Essex
1902 1183 Maud, daughter of F. Poltock, Esq. - watercolour
1925 886 Green and Gold - miniature
1950 971 Portrait - miniature

Works by This Artist