Robert Farrow - Local Amateur Artist
Here at the Museum we have had an enquiry from a lady looking for information on her uncle who was called Robert Farrow. He was born 1879 in Suffolk and died in Clipstone in 1972 and was a local amateur artist. The Museum has one painting by him that was purchased by the Mansfield Corporation in March 1954 for £2-2-0. The Accession Register also states that he died on 4 Jan 1972 aged 92. As with many talented amateur artists there are no other records.
The other facts known by his niece are that he seems to have been quite an educated man of his time. See the extract from Top Hat and Servants Tales, a century of life on Somerlayton estate by Ann Gander. There is also a photo of the house he was born in and a copy of a much read extract of a note written by him which I copied years ago.
Can anyone add any more information about this interesting man?