Jessie Young DAVIDSON
A painter of figures with an address in Liverpool in 1885, she was sending-in from a London (Kensington) address in 1892 (RA In the Shade).
She exhibited at Nottingham Castle with the Cornish Painters in 1894, indicating that she may have spent time in the district during the interim period.
With thanks to researcher, April Marjoram, it appears that Jessie Young Davidson was born and baptised in Edinburgh, the daughter of the Rev Peter Davidson and his wife Mary Young. Davidson was at the time the Minister of Eyre Place U P Church, Edinburgh. The 1891 Census shows that at the enumeration she was living with her brother John W, an accountant, and his family at Liscard Wallasey in the Wirral, which would have been logical for exhibiting her work in Liverpool.
works and access
Works include: In the Shade (1892)
Nottingham Castle Cornish painters 1894 (Exhibition catalogue reprinted in Hardie 2009)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p321)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Notts Exhibition catalogue (See Hardie 2009)
Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History
Whybrow (1994) St Ives (1883-1900 painters list, p 210 quoting J N Davidson)
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters