Born in Dorchester, Dorset, this artist was boarding at 25 Fore Street, Marazion when the 1891 Census was taken. He had exhibited the previous year with the West Cornwall artists at the Dowdeswell show, with the titles St Michael’s Mount - Hazy Weather and A Cornish Lane. In 1894 he seems to have moved on, giving an address in Dover which remained the same until 1910, when he moved to Canterbury.
In 1917, he was still submitting to the RA from an address in Hythe. Whether or not he retained an interest in West Cornwall or visited is not known; however, an Ernest A Fox displayed Old Cliff Cottage at NAG in 1898, which was bought by fellow artist Frank BATSON, and this may be the same person. His RA exhibit in 1895 was St Michael’s Mount (The Year’s Art 1896).
works and access
Works include: St Michael's Mount, Hazy Weather and A Cornish Lane (both c1890); Old Cliff Cottage (1898)
Access to work: Hardie (2009) repr of St Michael's Mount from Marazion Marsh (b&w, p190)
Institute of Painters in Oil Colours
Dowdeswells (2) 1890
Notts Castle (5)
Dowdeswell 1890 Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009);
Graves RA Dictionary 1769-1904
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;
(2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Notts Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)
The Year's Art 1896