1847 - 1923

As Alice Winstanley, she was born at North Brixton, Surrey on 28 March 1847 and baptised at Kennington, London on 23 April 1847, second daughter of the nine children of James Winckworth Winstanley (June 1816-29 March 1891), a barrister, and his first wife Marienne Dorcas Shelley (1826-October 1885), younger daughter of John Nichols Shelley, Esq. of Epsom, who married at Epsom, Surrey on 8 June 1844, James married secondly at Ashington, Kent on 8 December 1886, Rosalind Helena Jemima Nuthall (1824-6 September 1904). In 1851, Alice was a 4-year-old, living at 5 Balham Grove, Streatham, London with her parents, 34-year-old James and 24-year-old Marienne with two siblings Marienne Julia 5 and William James 2 and in 1861 they were living at 2 York Terrace, Ramsgate, Kent. By 1865 they had moved to Great Boughton, Cheshire and in 1871 their address was Sandy Lane, Great Boughton, Chester, whilst Alice was a visitor at Warberry, Tormoham, Newton Abbot, Devon, the home of Maj.Gen. Thomas Nuthall and his family. Alice married at St John the Baptist Church, Chester on 5 September 1877, 28-year-old Revd Abbot Roland Upcher (19 October 1849-25 October 1929), rector of St Mary’s church, Sheffield 1879-1889, St Mary’s, Halesworth, Suffolk 1889-1913 and the nearby Stradbroke All Saints’ from 1913 and they had seven children. A watercolour artist and a member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from Halesworth Rectory in 1911, twelve paintings including 'Natures Mirror', 'Sunny Corner', 'Autumn', 'A Frosty Morning', 'Dewy Morn', 'The Birthplace of Keble's Christian Year', 'Springtime at the Old Home', 'Clematis and Red Roses', 'Where the Chestnuts Kiss the Stream', 'Old Mother Jones', 'Autumn Sunshine' and 'Old Chestnut Tree', the painting 'Old Martha Jones' was priced at £200, one of the most expensive in the show. She also exhibited at the Suffolk Art and Aid Association at Lowestoft in 1909 when she won first prize for her watercolour paintings. She also exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Walker Art Gallery, and the London Salon. Alice Upcher died at Stradbroke Rectory, Suffolk on 21 December 1923, aged 75.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Halesworth Rectory, Suffolk
1909 816 The Birthplace of Keble's "Chrisitan Year" - watercolour
also exhibited at Ipswich Art Club

Works by This Artist