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Emma Minnie Merric Boyd (A'Beckett)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Collingwood, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia
Death: September 10, 1936 (77)
Sandringham, Bayside City, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William (W.A.C) Arthur Callander a Beckett and Emma a Beckett
Wife of Arthur Merric BOYD Australian Landscape Artist
Mother of Gilbert A'beckett Boyd; Merric Boyd, Artist Sculptor; Theodore Penleigh BOYD, Artist; Martain A'beckett Boyd and Helen A'beckett Read
Sister of Ethel Beatrice Isobel A Beckett; Emily a Beckett; William a Beckett; Connie a Beckett; Arthur a Beckett and 1 other

Managed by: Rosalind Frances Agnes David
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About Emma Minnie Merric Boyd

Emma Minnie (1858-1936) was born on 23 November 1858 at Collingwood, second daughter of William Arthur à Beckett and his wife Emma, née Mills. Many critics believe her work to be superior to her husband's. She, too, painted landscapes in Tasmania and many seascapes, but she had a particular talent for genre. At their farm at Yarra Glen she painted the four seasons in a frieze around the dining-room. She was lively, handsome, cultivated and compassionate. Restless, she had something of the religious mystic in her make-up. After her death at Sandringham on 13 September 1936, her husband lived at Rosebud where he was joined by his grandson Arthur, to whom he gave painting lessons. Boyd died at Murrumbeena on 30 July 1940, survived by two sons and a daughter.


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Emma Minnie Merric Boyd's Timeline

November 23, 1858
Collingwood, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia
Age 27
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
July 24, 1888
Age 29
Saint Kilda, Port Phillip City, Victoria, Australia
August 15, 1890
Age 31
Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
June 10, 1893
Age 34
Lucerne, Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Age 44
Sandringham, Bayside City, Victoria, Australia
September 10, 1936
Age 77
Sandringham, Bayside City, Victoria, Australia