POYSER, Alice Ianthe

1873 - 1957

Alice Ianthe Poyser, was 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 Alice's 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 as A. I. Poyser, a member of Ipswich Art Club 1894-1896 and as Ianthe 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'. In 1898 she exhibited from 'Burniston', 1 Lawrie Road, Sydenham, Kent, 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 1875-8 February 1961) and others. Alice died at 7 Normanton Road South, Croydon, Surrey on 23 October 1957, aged 84.