The artist, a painter of amateur status, was the wife of Professor John WESTLAKE, a prominent international jurist and honorary member of the Arts Club, St Ives. The Westlakes owned Eagle's Nest on the Zennor Road, and were hospitable to many artists and intellectuals who visited in West Cornwall.
In 1864 John Westlake married Alice Hare, artist and key supporter of the women's suffrage movement.
Staying with them for a long period were the St Ives artists, Charles Adrian Scott STOKES and his wife Marianne L M STOKES, who maintained their close friendship after the Stokes left to live in London. The Westlakes also maintained a London home, and Marianne Stokes used this as her sending-in address when she and Adrian were travelling in Europe to paint. Later the painter Patrick HERON owned and lived in Eagle's Nest.
Painter in watercolour
works and access
Access: WCAA (2)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall p352
Whitechapel Exhibition catalogue (see Hardie 2009 for repr)
Whybrow (1994) St Ives;