POYSER, Alice Janthe

1873 - 1957

Born at Headington, Oxfordshire on 15 May 1873, daugher of Arthur Horatio Poyser (1849-1923), barrister-at-law, and his wife Alice née Whytehead, who married at York on 6 June 1872. In 1891, a 17 year old living at Risby House, The Green, Risby, near Bury St Edmund's the home of her 72 year old spinster great-aunt Isabella Wastrell 'lunatic by inquisition' with 47 year old mother Alice, 'committer of lunatic' with four siblings, Ina Frances 16, Irene Grace 14, Gwladys Isabella 10 and Arthur Hampden Ronald Wastrell 6, with seven indoor servants, her father Arthur was staying at The Star Hotel, Great Yarmouth. In 1901 the family had returned to live at 1 Laurie Park Road, Lewisham. A painter of portraits and miniatures in both oil and watercolour and member of Ipswich Art Club as A J Poyser 1894-1896 and as Janthe Poyser 1897-1901. She exhibited a portrait in 1895 and four portraits 1896-1897 including an oil 'The Errand Boy' and a watercolour 'A Simple Child'. and exhibited from 'Burniston', 1 Lawrie Road, Sydenham, Kent in 1898 three watercolours 'Near Babbacombe, Devon', 'On the Sound of Kilbrannan' and 'Carradale' which were her last exhibits. In 1923 she was still living at 'Burniston' in Sydenham and in 1939 she was unmarried living at Solvieg, Bourne End, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire together with her sister Irene Grace (31 May 1875-1961) and others. She died at Croydon in 1957, aged 84.