Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse

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Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse
John William Waterhouse, 1885c - Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse.jpg
Portrait of the Artist's Wife
(John William Waterhouse, 1885 circa)
Born Esther Maria Kenworthy
1857 (1857)
Died 1944 (aged 86–87)
Nationality British
Known for Painting
Spouse(s) John William Waterhouse (m. 1883)

Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse (1857–1944), born Esther Maria Kenworthy, was a British artist who exhibited her flower-paintings at the Royal Academy and elsewhere.

She was the daughter of James Lees Kenworthy, an artist and schoolmaster from Ealing, in West London; and Elizabeth, a school-mistress.

She married fellow artist John William Waterhouse at the parish church in Ealing, in 1883, and thereafter used the name Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse. Initially, they lived in a purpose built artistic colony in Primrose Hill, where the houses had studios. In around 1900, they moved to St John's Wood.

She is buried, along with her husband, at Kensal Green Cemetery.

Waterhouse's portrait of her is now owned by Sheffield City Art Galleries.


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