William EADIE

William EADIE
aka EADE
c - aft fl 1871-1901

Originating from Scotland and classified as a painter of domestic subjects, William Eadie from St John's Wood, London came to St Ives in 1885 as a winter resident. Initially he had a studio made out of an old out-house, and he and his wife Annie EADIE lived at Halsetown. He exhibited three paintings at the Dowdeswell show of 1890 with the Cornish-associated painters, and a further three at Nottingham Castle in 1894.

Eadie was one of the Founder Members, with his wife, of the St Ives Arts Club. The panels of Twelve Apostles in St John's in the Fields Church, St Ives, were painted by him. He died in London and is buried at Highgate.


Painter of domestic scenes and figures; mural painter

works and access

Works include: View of St Ives; 'As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you may be'; Age and Industry; The Landlord's Corner in the Old Sloop Inn

Access to works: Panels of Twelve Apostles in St John's in the Fields Church, St Ives





St Ives August 1889

 Dowdeswell's (3) 1890

 Notts Castle (2) 1894


STIAC (ff)


Cornishman 1 Aug 1889

1901 Census

Cross (1994) The Shining Sands


Dowdeswell Exhibition cat (repr Hardie 2009)

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p323)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Notts Exhibition catalogue (repr Hardie 2009)

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History (ext ref)

Whybrow (1994) St Ives

The Year's Art 1894