TIBBENHAM, Agnes Edith

1894 - 1975

As Agnes Edith Cooke, she was born at Ipswich on 10 February 1894, daughter of Arthur John Cook[e] and his wife Aidia Rose née Nash, who married at Ipswich in 1890. She married at Ipswich in 1919, Percy Tibbenham [q.v.]. Painter in oil and watercolour of flowers and lanscapes and as Mrs Percy Tibbenham, a member of Ipswich Art Club 1925-1956 and was a regular exhibitor at the Art Club showing at least twenty-eight works 1925-1950, sometimes as Mrs. P. Tibbenham, including in 1925 watercolours 'Sproughton', in 1928 'The Meadows at Martlesham', in 1932 from 'Maryland Cottage', Crabbe Street, Ipswich five watercolours 'Azaleas', 'Chrysanthemums', 'Early Roses', 'Marriage's Mill, Felixstowe, from Walton Battery' and 'Gainsborough Heath, Ipswich' in 1933 an oil 'Anenomes' and two watercolours 'The Forge, Claydon' and 'Caravans at Wherstead' in 1935 'Anenomes'. In 1939 an artist living at 18 Crabbe Street, Ipswich with her husband Percy and daughter Mary Ann [Baker] born 17 March 1920], a shorthand typist. In 1941 she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 18 Crabbe Street, Ipswich two works 'Looking towards Pin Mill' and 'Yellow Roses', in 1946 an oil 'Purple and Yellow Tulips' and a watercolour 'Spring', in 1947 two watercolours 'Spring Flowers' and 'The Blue Jar', in 1948 an oil 'Flowerpiece', 1949 an oil 'Winter Glory' and in 1950 two oils 'Spring' and 'Mimosa' and a watercolour 'Shingle Street' but does not seem to exhibited after 1950 about which time she became an hon. member. She died at Eye, Suffolk in 1975.