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Mrs. Charles Bampfylde Daniell (Mary)

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Royal Miniature Society
Studio Club
Island Arts and Crafts Society
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Charter Member)


Mrs. Daniell was born in Devonshire, England, and received art training in London. She exhibited her work in England from 1898 to 1903, according to The Dictionary of British Artists (see below).

Sometime between 1903 and 1907 she emigrated to Canada, where she started an advertising and commercial illustration company with Glyneth Rochfort, called Rochfort & Daniell. An advertisement in Westward Ho magazine in 1907 stated that they did work "for every description of advertising & commercial" and that "we guarantee all of our work to be absolutely original." The business address was 311 Hastings Street, Vancouver.

She began painting BC scenes and people, and exhibited her artwork in Vancouver starting at least as early as 1909 with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts' debut First Annual Exhibition at the Dominion Hall in Vancouver. She was a Charter Member of the Society. In the Society's Second Exhibition she exhibited a portrait of Miss Lilette Rebbeck, a woman who had studied under Emily Carr as a child, and who would go on to marry Edward Mahon and lead a prominent life in BC art and politics.

From 1910 to 1912 Daniell showed her work in exhibitions of the Island Arts and Crafts Society.


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1909 April 20 - 28 BCSFA   First Annual Exhibition Victoria Harbour
1909 Oct. - Nov. Studio Club Autumn Exhibition The Lake, Metchosin, B.C.
Across the Lagoon
1909 November BCSFA    Second Exhibition Mrs. Foll (miniature)
Miss Lilette Rebbeck
1917 Sept. 14 - 22 B.C.S.F.A.   Eleventh Exhibition Portrait of Mrs. Innes Hopkins

References

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)

Clippings

"Mrs. Banfylde (sic) Daniell, R.M.S., is represented by two fine pictures, "The Lake, Metchosin, B.C." and "Across the Lagoon." "
      From "The Studio Club Autumn Exhibition", by Felix Penne,
      B.C. Saturday Sunset, October 30,1909

"Among other artists who have done successful figure and portrait work, may be mentioned Miss Mason and Mrs. Bampfylde Daniell, of Victoria, both of whom have done credit to their artistic training by works which have been exhibited in the Royal Academy, London. Mrs. Daniell's early taste for art led to her removal from Devonshire - her birthplace - to the artistic circles of the metropolis, where, under specially favorable conditions, she pursued her studies under the care of many famous Royal Academicians."
      From "Art in British Columbia", by Bernard McEvoy
      Opportunities Magazine, 1910

"This article would not be complete without some mention of the Island Arts Club of Victoria, which has recently held its first exhibition, and in the promotion of which Mrs. Bampfylde Daniell has been a most valuable worker."
      From "Art in British Columbia", by Bernard McEvoy
      Opportunities Magazine, 1910


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