RENNARDS, Charlotte Dulcie

1890 - 1968

Charlotte Dulcie Rennards was born at Huddersfield, Yorkshire on 23 June 1890, daughter of Robert Arthur Cecil Rennards (1854-1 May 1921), a woollen manufacturer, and his wife Anne Farrar née Kilburn (21 February 1866-13 January 1964), who married at Huddersfield in 1899 and in 1939 Anne was a widow living at 26 Storey's Way, Cambridge. In 1911, Charlotte was a 20-year-old art student, living at 85 Grassmere Road, Huddersfield with her parents, 55-year-old Robert and 45-year-old Anne, with sibling sisters, Alice Middleton 18 and Annette Rebecca 13. A watercolour landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1921-1935, exhibiting from Kirby Cottage, Belstead Road, Ipswich in 1924 'View on the Orwell' and 'Bill' and in 1928 from c/o N.P. Bank, 291b Oxford Street, London, three works 'Bixley Heath', 'The Roman Theatre, Fiesole' and 'Felixstowe', in 1929 'The Pond, Bixley Farm' and 'The Beach' with her last exhibit in 1930 'Morning, Tuscanny' in all she exhibited nine works. Charlotte was also an accomplished book binder, who executed her own binding designs. In 1939, Charlotte was living at Durham Terrace, Paddington, London. Charlotte Dulcie Rennards died at her home 11 Pine Grange, Bath Road, Bournemouth on 2 January 1968, aged 77, she was unmarried.