Elizabeth TREVOR

Miss Elizabeth TREVOR
Mrs Lester Sutcliffe
fl 1893-1904

Elizabeth Trevor was born in Ellesmere, Shropshire near Shrewsbury, the daughter of John and Ann Trevor, Innkeepers and toll contractor (gatekeeper).  In the 1881 British Census she is described as an unmarried Landscape Artist, the sister of Edward TREVOR who was two years younger and also a Landscape Artist.  Edward had exhibited a Newlyn picture in 1884, demonstrating his presence in Cornwall sometime around that date. (He died the following year on the Isle of Capri, Italy).

She married fellow artist Lester SUTCLIFFE in 1891 in Wales, who was mentioned by Forbes in a letter as being in Newlyn in 1887. Though Elizabeth Trevor may have visited and worked in Cornwall, as her brother and then her future husband were here previously, it remains unproven.  Her titles do not reveal a known link though she continued as a practising artist in her own right after their marriage. 

Elizabeth Sutcliffe died at Leeds 25 September, 1944 at age 90, eleven years after the death of her husband.


Painter of flowers

works and access

Titles included: Wallflowers and Daffodils; Heralds of Spring


B (4); L (12); M (4); RA (16); RCA (15) 1893-1904; Walker's, London (12)


Bednar (3rd edition) Every Corner was a Picture

Censuses 1861, 1881, 1901

Green On Newlyn Hill

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p285)

Johnson & Greutzner; 

C Wood Victorian Painters;