Blanche Powell was the daughter of Eyre Burton Powell (1847-1923) and his wife Mary Augustus, born on 28 July and christened on 27 September of 1884 in Madras, India. Her father, born in Madras, returned to Britain with his family and practiced as a Barrister at Law in Penzance, Cornwall.
The artist produced miniatures, specialising in portraits. At the time of her first RA exhibition (1928) she was living at Roseleigh, Alverton, Penzance, the family home, but in 1937 she moved to Egmore, Trelyon, St Ives. It is thought she moved to Truro in about 1946 and her death was registered there subsequently.
works and access
Works include: Miss Vere Dolton (miniature portrait, 1937)
RA (12) 1928 (her first), 1937, 1956 (her last); STISA 1937 Touring Show
misc further info
Correspondent (2013) with thanks!
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall p341
Johnson & Greutzner
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash;
Whybrow St Ives (1921-1939 list)