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Stella Mary Newton O.B.E.

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1901
  • Born 17th April, 33 Romola Road Herne Hill, London
  • Only child of Henry James Pearce (1868-1935) printer's manager
  • Georgiana Maria Wilkie, nee Hoby (1870-1963)
1902
1903
1904
1905
  • Parents move to Manchester with Stella
1906
  • Ladybarn house (A Manchester prep school) 4 Years
1907
  • The Clarion articles
1908
1909
  • Froebel School, Hammersmith
1910
1911
  • Ladybarn House (Manchester Prep School) (4 years)
1912
  • Ladybarn House (Manchester Prep School)
1913
  • Ladybarn House (Manchester Prep School)
1914
  • Ladybarn House (Manchester Prep School)
  • Oil painting of her and her Father by E Bent Walker (Why not mother?)
  • 1914 First world war
1915
  • Withington Girls School, Manchester. Joined in September
  • Takes various Royal Drama Society exams.
1916
  • Attends Manchester School of Art,
  • Black clothes article Daily Dispatch
1917
  • Leaves Withington Girls School at 16
1918
  • July 1918 leaves Withington Girls School
  • Takes Royal Drama Society Exams
  • To Join School of Dancing & Acting, (Sir Frank Benson's Shakespearian Co)
  • First world war ends
1919
  • Stella was an understudy on the Constant Nymph Tour with John Gielgud
  • She returns to London with her Mother.
  • A Fairy in Midsummer Nights Dream Drury Lane
  • Plays an old women dying of consumption in Maxim Gorky's Lower Depths at the Gate Theatre. It ran for three weeks.
  • Joins Playroom 6 in Denmark Street. An experimental theatre.
  • Starts to design
  • Joined Frank Benson's Shakespearean Co
1920
  • 1920 She starts to makes clothes for other actresses to wear on stage.
1921
  • 1921 Drawing of Stella by Eric Newton
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
  • 1927 John Gielgud replaced Noel Coward in Tour of The Constant Nymph and worked with Stella (See photo's at Courtauld)
1928
1929
  • 1929 Stage manager at the New Theatre, London. (Programs in archieves)
1930
  • 1930-1932 Assistant to George Sherringham's Savoy production of Othello
    Took over from Lovat Fraser's widow as assistant to George Sherringham.
  • 1930 Grosvenor House A Park Lane Hotel Theme Persia Charity Ball on December the 18th.
1931
  • 1931 Lived in a flat in Great Russell St. Used as a workroom too
1932
  • 1932 Talk for The Religious Drama Society's summer school.
1933
  • 1933-1934 Designs a collection for the Winter Season
1934
  • Jan 6th marries Eric Newton.
  • Mayfair Shop at 115a Park Street Mayfair W1
  • Designed 300 costumes for T.S. Elliot's The Rock Sadler's Wells Theatre
1935
  • Designs costume for Murder in the Cathedral Canterbury Cathedral
  • Dress Labels
  • Photo of Salon which were designed/painted by Eric Newton
  • Revue and photos (Video) Men only evening
  • 1935 36 Bond Street Spring collection & Autumn collectionsInvitation cards
1936
1937
1938
  • 1938 Stella painted by Jean de Botton, In green dress that is now in the Gallery of English Costume,Platt Hall, Manchester. Manchester painting now owned by Isabel Nirula, a relative of Eric Newton
1939
  • 1939-1945 The War found Stella & Eric lecturing for the Cambridge University extra mural, Stella studies Italian Renaissance Art.
  • 1939 The Family reunion by T S Eliot
1940
  • The way of the cross Pilgrim Players
  • After the war The Family reunion by T S Eliot # 2
1941
  • 1941-1945 Costume design for W B Yeats Resurrection at the Mercury Theatre.
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945
  • 1945 Mercury Theatre: Ronald Duncan's The Way to the Tomb
1946
1947
  • Her book Hyacinth Pink is published with Illustrations by James Fritton
  • 1947 Murder in the Cathedral Re mounted at the Mercury Theatre
1948
1949
  • 1949 The Religious Drama Society lecture The Designer's approach
1950
  • 1950 Designing for the Nativity Play
1951
  • 1951 The Religious Drama Society
1952
  • 1952 She wrote appendix for The Dating of Seven Paintings by Tintoretto Author: Eric Newton Gives collection of dresses & accessories to Gallery of English Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester.
  • 1952-1961 Sir Philip Hendy invited her to be a consultant on dress at the National Gallery
1953
  • 1953 Magazine of Art, USA Costume in Carravagio's Painting April Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club The Study of Costume as an Aid to the dating of Italian Renaissance painting
1954
1955
  • Costume design Peterborough Cathedral James Kirkup's Upon this rock
1956
1957
1958
1959
  • 1959 Consultant to the National Gallery's catalogues The German School by Michael Levey The Sixteen Century Venetian School by Cecil Gould
1960
1961
1962
  • 1962 The Sixteen Century Italian School by Cecil Gould
1963
  • 1963 Early Netherlands School by Martin Davis
1964
1965
  • 1965/1966 Eric Newton dies
  • 1965-1969 Course trial at Courtauld Institute of art. Portman Square 1974 Health Art and Reason
  • Meeting over setting up the course with Anthony Blunt
  • 1965 Sets up the History of Dress Department at the Courtauld.
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
  • EricNewton died 10th March 1965
1974
1975
  • Retires from teaching
  • Receives an OBE
  • Renaissance Theatre Costume and the sense of the Historical Past
  • 1975 Encourages Karen Finch to set up Textile conservation courses at Hampton court
1976
  • 1976 Leaves the Courtauld
  • Steven Gregory moves into the top floor, through introduction of Freddy Crooke
1977
1978
1979
1980
  • 1980 Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince 1340-1365
  • Steven leaves the flat and Seamus McGrenera becomes Stella's lodger
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
  • 1987 The Dress of the Venetians 1495-1525
1988
  • 1988 Festshrift in Costume No 21
  • Trips to America
  • 28th September: Text of lecture given at the church of St Magnus-the Martyr.
1989
1990
1991
  • 1991 Stella at home a commissioned portrait painted by Tim Wheeler
  • 90 Birthday party on 17th April at the Art workers Guild (See 1992 Film)
1992
  • 1992 Film: Stella Mary Newton a Portrait 3.45 Tues 7th April 2001
    Directed by Roger White for YoYo Films for Channel 4
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
  • July 2nd. Clive Wainwright, Stella's Executor Died.
2000
2001
  • 17th April, 100 birthday party.
  • 18th May Died in University College Hospital, Camden London
  • 25th May A Private Cremation took place at Golders Green after a Funeral Service at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, London EC1
  • 27th October The Memorial at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, London EC1
 

£576,875: Probate, 13 August 2001, CGPLA Eng. & Wales

Church of the Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, London EC1