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Dorothy Darnell
Born(1876-04-21)April 21, 1876
Edinburgh, Scotland
DiedOctober 12, 1953(1953-10-12) (aged 77)
Alton, England
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationArt
Alma materRoyal Academy of Arts
Occupation
  • Artist
  • Painter
Years active1904–1922
Known forFounder of the Jane Austen Society in Alton, England
Parents
  • Reverend Daniel Charles West Darnell (father)
  • Elizabeth Darnell (mother)
FamilyAmy Beatrix Darnell (sister)

Dorothy Gwynnyd Darnell (21 April 1876 - 12 October 1953) was an artist from Scotland and founder of the Jane Austen Society in Alton, Hampshire, England. The group was created to purchase the historic Chawton Cottage where novelist Jane Austen spent her last eight years. It is now Jane Austen's House Museum.

Life

Dorothy Gwynnyd Darnell was born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland on 21 April 1876.[1] She was the daughter of the Reverend Daniel Charles West Darnell (1841-1903), Vicar of Portsmouth from 1899[2] until his death from typhoid and pneumonia in 1903[3] and Elizabeth Darnell (née Fisher) (1844-1927).

She studied art under Sir William Nicholson and exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1904,[4] 1906,[5] 1907,[6] 1908,[7] 1910,[8], 1912[9] and 1914[10]. Her career as an artist was from 1904–1922. She lived at 25 Campden House Road, Kensington, London, during this time. She specialised in portrait painting, her most notable being one of Emily Daymond painted before 1922.[11]

Sometime before 1939, Dorothy Darnell moved to Alton, Hampshire where she lived with her sister, Amy Beatrix Darnell (1873-1970).

Dorothy Darnell was the inspiration behind the creation of the Jane Austen Society which she founded in 1940[12]. The main purpose behind the creation of the society was in order to purchase Chawton Cottage, the house where Jane Austen lived from 1809–1817. Dorothy Darnell served as secretary of the society, a role shared with Elizabeth Jenkins. Her sister, Amy Beatrix Darnell served as the Treasurer of the society.

Dorothy died at home, at Brook Cottage, Lenten Street, Alton, Hampshire on 12 October 1953.[13]

References

  1. "1939 England and Wales Register for Dorothy G Darnell".
  2. "History In Portsmouth". historyinportsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  3. "A History of Lomond Park : 1905 - 2005" (PDF).
  4. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1904 The 136th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  5. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1906. The 138th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  6. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1907. The 139th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  7. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1908. The 140th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  8. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1910. The 142nd. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  9. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1912. The 144th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  10. "The exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1914. The 146th. | Exhibition Catalogues | RA Collection | Royal Academy of Arts". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  11. "Emily Daymond (1866–1949) | Art UK". artuk.org. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  12. Society, Jane Austen (1967). Collected reports of the Jane Austen Society, 1949-1965. Dawson.
  13. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995". www.ancestry.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-18.

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