SCALES, Miss Edith Marion

1892 - 1967

Edith Marion Hocquard nee Scales

Born at Newark, Nottinghamshire in 1892, second child of Richard Scales (18 April 1865-1952), corset manufacturer, and his wife Susannah née Buckenham (21 July 1865-1940), who married at Beccles, Suffolk in 1892 and in 1939 were living at 62 London Road, Newark, Edith's sister was Elizabeth Scales [q.v.]. In 1911, a 19 year old art student living at 62 London Road, Newark, with her parents 46 year old Richard and 47 year old Susannah, with siblings Edward Lionel 20, Herbert 15 and Elizabeth Cynthia 10. Edith studied at Lincoln High School and then at Nottingham School of Art under Herbert Wilson Foster (1846-1929). She married at Hampstead, London in 1927 Emile Gilbert Hocquard (1898-1983) but continued to work under her maiden name. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1953-1967 and in 1953 exhibited from Copingers, Lavenham oil paintings 'Old Devonshire House' and 'Yellow and Red', in 1954 'Discarded', 'Flatford' and 'The Dream', in 1955 'The Queen's Almsman' and 'Janet' with her last showing in 1967 'Old Rose Garden, Overstrand, Cromer' and 'Everything in the Orchard'. She was also a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1954-1962, from Little Orchard, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk and she also exhibited at the Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; the Paris Salon and elsewhere. She lived at Monks Eleigh before moving to Norfolk and died at North Walsham in 1967, aged 75, her only son, Paul Ewen Hocquard was born at Hampstead on 21 April 1929 and died at Bury St Edmund's in 1999. Her head & shoulders self-portrait (23.2cm x 22cm) was a medal winner at the Paris Salon.