PRENTICE, Lillian May

1874 - 1961

Lillian May Prentice, was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 15 February 1874, third child of Manning Prentice (1846-1898), chemical manufacturer, and his wife Fanny Mary née Trigg, who married at Maldon, Essex in 1870. In 1881, a 7 year old, living at Ipswich Street, Stowmarket with her parents, 34 year old Manning and 34 year old Fanny and siblings John Manning 9, Frances Clementine Dora 8 and Arthur Trigg 4. A painter of landscapes and still life in oil and watercolour and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1896-1897 and as L. May Prentice exhibited from Woodfield, Stowmarket in 1896, two oils 'A Bright Corner' and 'From Horsford Bridge, Nairn' and exhibited fourteen works 1895-1897 including an oil 'Chrysanthemums and Eucalyptus' and landscapes views of Dusseldord and of Holland. She married at Strand, London on 20 August 1898, Robert Barnabus Pollitt (1865-1917), a manager at the explosive works in Stowmarket, and as Mrs Pollitt a member and exhibitor at the Art Club 1998-1901 exhibiting in 1899 watercolours 'Low Tide, Bosham Creek', 'Evening', 'Mud Flats', 'High Tide' and 'A Study'. In 1906, a 32 year old, when she sailed on the 'Bulawayo' for Cape Town, South Africe with her 41 year old husband, now an engineer, and their 7 year old daughter Janet May Brough Prentice Pollitt. Robert Barnabus Pollitt was born in Manchester in 1865, son of artist Robert Pollitt and his wife Mary Brough, and was the brother to twin sister artists, Beatrix (1863-1935) and Lillian Pollitt (1863-1919). In 1939, Lillian May Pollitt, a widow, was living at 18 Anglesea Road, Ipswich and died at Windsor, Berkshire in 1961, aged 86.