English female artists

Ellen Creathorne Clayton

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine St., Strand, 1876

Physical Description

2 v. : 23 cm.

General Note

"To Elizabeth Thompson [i.e. the painter Lady Elizabeth Butler]. This book, a Roll Call* of honourable names, is by permission inscribed, in testimony of admiration for her genius." [Vol. I. p. iii].

*A reference to Butler's famous painting Calling the Roll After an Engagement, Crimea (1874), better known as The Roll Call.
The title pages carry a blind-stamp: Milbourne, High Street [Kings] Lynn. Printer, stationer, binder, book and music seller
Vol. I, viii, 427+4pp of advertsl. Vol. 2, 338+2pp of adverts for Tinsley Brothers books


Volume I. Chapter I. Susannah Hornebolt. Lavinia Teerlinck -- Chapter II. Anne Carlisle. Artemisia Gentileschi. The Sisters Cleyn -- Chapter III. Anna Maria Carew. Elizabeth Neale. Mary More. Mrs. Boardman. Elizabeth Creed -- Chapter IV. Mary Beale -- Chapter V. Susan Penelope Rose -- Chapter VI. Anne Killigrew -- Chatper VII. Maria Varelst -- Chapter VIII. Anne, Princess of Orange. Princess Caroline. Agatha Van Dermijn. Sarah Hoadley -- Chapter IX. Elizabeth Blackwell -- Chapter X. Mary Delany -- Chatper XI. Francis Reynold -- Chapter XII. Maria Anna Angelica Catherine Kauffman -- Chapter XIII. Mary Moser -- Chapter XIV. Maria Cecilia Louisa Cosway -- Chapter XV. Amateurs: Temp. George the Third -- Chapter XVI. The close of the Eighteenth century -- Chapter XVII. The earlier years of the Ninetheenth Century -- Chapter XVIII. Mary Harrison, Anna Maria Charretie. Adelaide A. Maguire -- Volume II. Figure painters -- Landscape painters -- Portrait and miniature painters, painters on enamel, etc -- Painters of flowers, fruit, and still life -- Animal painters -- Humorous designers -- Decorative artists -- Amateurs -- Index

Summary Note

The artists discussed in Volume II are:

Figure painters

Helen Allingham, Laura Alma-Tadema, Sophie Anderson, Edith Courtauld-Arendrup, Margaret Backhouse, Julia Behr, Kate Bisschop-Swift, Agnes Rose Bouvier Nicholl, Alice Boyd, Adelaide Claxton, Rebecca Coleman, Fanny Corbaux, Mary Ann Criddle, Mary Ellen Edwards, Eliza Bridell Fox, Margaret Gillies, Nellie Gosse, Catherine Hueffer (sister of Mrs. WM Rossetti), Elizabeth Jerichau, Louise Jopling, Helen Jane Arundel Miles, Elizabeth Murray, Lucy Madox Brown (Mrs. WM Rossetti), Sarah Setchel, Rebecca Solomon, Catherine Adeline Sparks, Louisa Starr, Marie Spartali-Stillman, Ellen Stone, Elizabeth Thompson, Mary S. Tovey, Eliza Turck, Augusta Walker, Henrietta, and her daughters Eva and Flora.

Landscape painters

Barbara Bodichon, Eleanor Brown, Marian Emma Chase, Marian Croft, Susan Elizabeth Gay, Mary Gow, Alice Elfrida Manly, Madeline Marrable, Anna Blunden Martino, Clara Montalba, Emma Sophia Oliver, Elizabeth Phillips, Louise, Rose, and Margaret Rayner, Frances Redgrave, Harriette Anne Seymour, Norah and Ellen Vernon, Sophie S. Warren, Linnie Watt.

Portrait and miniature painters, painters on enamel, etc.

Maria Burt, Grace Cruickshank, Annie Dixon, Charlotte Grace Dixon, Ellen Hill, Ellen Montalba, Margaret Tekusch, Margaret Thomas.

Painters of flowers, fruit, and still life

Helen Cordelia Angell, Emma Wren Cooper, May Corkling, Mary Ann Duffield, Anna Maria Fitz James, Anna Maria Guerin, Maria Harrison, Teresa Hegg de Lauderset, Florence Lewis, Agnes MacWhirter, Martha Darley Mutrie and Annie Feray Mutrie, Joanna Samworth, Susanna Soden, Eloise Harriet Stannard, Mary and Florence Vernon, Emma Walter.

Animal painters

Hannah Bolton Barlow, Emily Desvignes, Katharine King, Mary Louisa Kirschner, Gertrude Jekyll, Frances Fripp Rossiter.

Humorous designers

Georgina Bowers, Ellen Creathorne Clayton, Adelaide Claxton, Marie Duval.

Decorative artists

Elizabeth Campbell Collingridge, Emily Edwards (sister of Mrs. Sparkes), Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Priscilla Anne, Countess of Westmorland, Marion Margaret, Viscountess Alford, Lady Anne Loftus, Eleanor Vere Boyle, Lady Duckett, Lady Dunbar, Mrs. Hugh Blackburn, Mrs. Higford Burr, Mrs. Patty Harding, Mrs. Hussey, Mrs. Frank Johnstone Mitchell, Mrs. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Harriet Olivia Boddington.


The front pastedown carries a 20th century Royal Academy bookplate on which is written "Bequest of Miss Estella Canziani, 1965."

Binding Note

Green cloth with gitlt title and decoration to spine. Black decoration on front and back boards.

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