Ursula Tyrwhitt

1878–1966

Ursula Tyrwhitt, ‘Flowers’ 1912
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Ursula Tyrwhitt (1872–1966) was a painter and draughtsman who exhibited with the New English Art Club and became a member in 1913.

Ursula Tyrwhitt was born in Nazeing, Essex. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1893 to 1894, her work is displayed in The National Library of Wales the Tate Gallery and the British Council.

Tyrwhitt was a close friend of Gwen and Augustus Edwin John and is the subject of a 1903 etching by him held by the National Portrait Gallery, London. John also drew a chalk drawing of her with Gwen John and Ida Nettleship (his first wife) held by the Yale Center for British Art in the Paul Mellon Collection.

The Ashmolean Museum held a retrospective exhibition in 1973 entitled Ursula Tyrwhitt, Oxford painter and collector 1872-1966.

Tyrwhitt married her cousin, the artist Walter Tyrwhitt (1859-1932).

She lived in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife and also Oxford, where she died in 1966.

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