TOWNS[H]END, Arthur Louis

1848 - 1927

Born at Searby, Caistor, Lincolnshire on 5 September 1848, son of Revd Thomas Jackson Miller Townsend, vicar of Searby cum Owmby, and his wife Sarah née Domenichetti, who married at Newark in 1845. He entered St Saviour's Grammar School Boys on 1 September 1859 but was back at Searby in 1861. Sometime during his career he added an 'H' into his surname and in 1871 and 'artist' lodging at Rendon Terrace, Audley Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. He married at Newmarket, Suffolk in 1892, Marie Louise [?] and in 1901 a 52 year old 'artist & painter' living at Roslyn Cottage, Huntingdon with his 28 year old wife Louise Marie[sic], born Newmarket and by 1911 they were living at 37 St Mary's Terrace, Paddington Green, London when he stated that they had been married 18 years. Painter of sporting and rustic subjects he exhibited six works at the Royal Academy including 'A Farmyard Study' and 'A Bit of Newmarket Heath' also exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1880-1912, from London 1880 and 1902, Newmarket 1884 and Paris 1895. He died at Lincoln in 1927, aged 79 and his wife died at Portsmouth in 1949.

Works by This Artist