NUNN, Lindley

1826 - 1901

Lindley Nunn

Robert Lindley Nunn was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 15 July 1826 and baptised on 10 August 1826, eldest son of Robert Nunn (1794-16 April 1863), a professor of music and organist of St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmund's and his first wife Mary née Aldrich (1798-September 1846), who married at Bury St Edmund's on 16 December 1817, his godfather was Robert Lindley, hence his name and he was known as Lindley Nunn. His father married again at Stow, Suffolk in 1847, Ann Bridget Pennington and had further issue, Edwin born 20 October 1852, Percy Crampton born 6 December 1855 and Robert Whitmore born 19 March 1863 who were Lindley's half-brothers. Lindley Nunn was educated at Bury St Edmund's grammar school 1836-1841 then at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1854 Nunn was appointed choirmaster at Ipswich School and settled in Ipswich as a teacher of music. On 20 January 1865, admitted pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge graduating Mus.B in 1867 and the following year provided a grand concert on the opening of the new Ipswich Town Hall. He married at Bury St Edmund's on 24 June 1852, Catherine Jane Stutter (1827-1884) and in 1881 they were living at Cross Yard, Cornhill, Ipswich and two of their daughters Alexandra Louise Nunn and Mary Cecilia Nunn were also artists. Lindley married secondly, at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich on 10 October 1892, Frances Augusta Martin. His talents also included landscape painting in oil and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1879-1897 and exhibited five works from St Mary Tower, Ipswich in 1881, 'A Study from Life', 'Sunrise', 'A View in the Scilly Islands', 'From the Hotel at Namur' and 'On the River', in 1882 four works 'Be it Ever so Humble', 'Evening', 'Neanderthal, near Dusseldorf' and 'A Sketch' and eight works in 1883 and was a regular exhibitor showing a total of fifty-four works. He also exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society in September 1882, 'Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed'. Robert Lindley Nunn died at West Lodge, Ipswich on 26 February 1901 and was buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

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