SMYTHE, Thomas Edward

1861 - 1881

Thomas Edward Smythe was born at Ipswich in 1861, son of Thomas Smythe and his wife Jane née Pearse (1840-1919), who married at Ipswich in 1860. A member of Ipswich Art Club in 1879 and after being involved in an accident on 1 August 1879, when his bicycle collided with a railway van in Tavern Street, Ipswich, he died some months later and was buried on 13 January 1881. ‘The late’ when in 1881, eight of his pictures were exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club 'Study of a Hawk', 'The Evening Hour', two titled 'Norberry Park, Leatherhead, Surrey', 'In the Sunlight', 'The Fifth of November', 'A Study' and a watercolour 'Calm before the Storm'. His 'Fifth of November' has incorrectly been attributed to his uncle Edward Robert Smythe. He was unmarried.