TRACY, Agnes Loveridge

1839 - 1924

Agnes Loveridge Tracy, was born at Tacket Street, Ipswich in 1839, daughter of John Tracy, a dental surgeon, and his wife Mary Isabella née Fife but was not baptised, at St Stephens Church, Ipswich, until 5 May 1856. In 1841 John and his wife were living at Upper Brook Street, Ipswich with their eight children. One of a family of local artists, in 1851 Agnes was living at Whitton Road, Ipswich with her 20 year old brother John as head of the family, 28 year sister Mary as housekeeper with her parents absent. In 1861 the family were living at 16 Tacket Street, Ipswich with her parents 62 year old John, a dental surgeon, and 56 year old wife, now named Mary, with seven siblings, Mary Catherine 40, born Scotland, Nathaniel 31, born Lambeth with Anthony 23, Jessie Fife 22 [q.v.], Joseph W., Isabel Martha Wingfield 17 [q.v.] and Humphrey 15, all born at Ipswich. Agnes studied art in London and in 1871, a 27 year old artist, already deducting a few years from her age, staying with sculptor Henry Weekes (1807-1877) [q.v.] at 96 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster. Her father died at Ipswich in 1873, aged 75, and her mother two years later in 1875, aged 70, and in 1881, Agnes was an artist(painter) living at Oak Lodge, Christchurch Street, Ipswich with her artist(painter) sister Isabel [q.v.]. A watercolour landscape painter and exhibited from Ipswich, at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the New Street Assembly Rooms in 1880 five watercolours 'Hollesley Bay', 'Orford from the Hill', 'Porch of Orford Church', 'View of Orford from the River' and 'Second View of Orford' also showing artwork for Cheval Screens and China Painting. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1879-1890 and exhibited from Oak Lodge, Christchurch Street, Ipswich in 1879 'A Glimpse of Spring', 'Broken', 'Wandering' and 'Carlton, near Cambridge' and in 1880 'In A Fog', in 1881 two watercolours 'The Dome from the Mariaplants, Utrecht' and 'The Tale Nearly Told', in 1883 nine items 'A Winter Morning View from Tuddenham Road', 'A Winter's View from Tuddenham Road', 'Priory Farm', four table lots and two 'Design for Panel or Screen', in 1885 two works 'Barn at Pond Hall Farm, Gainsboro Lane' and 'Pond Hall Farm' a was a regular annual exhibitor showing some thirty-four works, many local views including 'Harwich from Felixstowe' (1893), she also exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882 'The Old Sailor Wife', 'Stoke Bridge, Ipswich' and a portrait. In 1911, she was living at 25 Roundwood Road, Ipswich on 'private means' and died, unarried, at Ipswich in 1924, aged 84. See also Isabel Martha Tracy for examples of her work now at Edinburgh University.

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