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Barker, Lucette Elizabeth (1816–1905), painter, was born in Thirkelby, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 29 July 1816, the daughter of Thomas Barker and his wife, Jane Flower (d. 1858). Her father was the vicar in Thirkelby, and she was the eldest of four sisters, two of whom also became artists: ...

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Beale, (Sarah) Sophia (1837–1920), writer on art and painter, was born on 5 November 1837 in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the daughter of Lionel John Beale (1796–1871), surgeon, and Frances Smith, née Sheppard (1800–1849). She was the sister of Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906)...

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Bell [née Hamilton], Maria, Lady Bell (1755–1825), painter and sculptor, was born on 26 December 1755 in Chelsea, Middlesex, and baptized on 28 December at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, the daughter of William Hamilton, an architect of Scottish descent, and his wife, Sarah...

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Vanessa Bell (1879–1961) by Duncan Grant, c. 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell [née Stephen], Vanessa (1879–1961), painter, was born at 22 Hyde Park Gate, London, on 30 May 1879, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Sir Leslie Stephen (1832–1904), the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography...

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Blackburn [née Wedderburn], Jemima (1823–1909), painter and illustrator, was born on 1 May 1823 at 31 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, the youngest of the six children of James Wedderburn (1782–1822), solicitor-general for Scotland, and Isabella Clerk (1789–1865). Her early childhood was overshadowed by the death of her father (before her birth) and beset by intermittent illness. She was encouraged to draw by her doctor, the distinguished ...

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Sandra Betty Blow (1925–2006) by Roger Mayne, 1966 © Roger Mayne / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blow, Sandra Betty (1925–2006), painter and collagist, was born on 14 September 1925, at 64 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London, the only daughter of Jacob (Jack) Blow, a fruit wholesaler at Spitalfields market in Shoreditch, and his wife, Leah (Lily), née Rubinstein. She was of Jewish descent. Her brothers, ...

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Bradley [née Layfield], Helen (1900–1979), painter and writer, was born on 20 November 1900 at Lees, near Oldham, Lancashire, the first of the four children of Frederick Layfield and his wife, Jane Anne, née Shaw. Her father was a supplier of small items of hardware to shops in the ...

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Brett, Dorothy Eugenie (1883–1977), painter, was born on 10 November 1883 at 2 Tilney Street, Mayfair, London, the third of the four children of Reginald Baliol Brett (1852–1930), Liberal MP for Penryn and Falmouth (1880–85), and his wife, Eleanor (Nellie) Frances Weston (...

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Brett, Rosa [pseud. Rosarius] (1829–1882), painter, was born on 7 December 1829 and baptized at St George's, Camberwell, Surrey, on 26 March 1830, the eldest of the five children of Captain Charles Curtis Brett (1789–1865), veterinary surgeon in the 12th lancers, and his wife, ...

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(Beatrice) Romaine Mary Brooks (1874–1970) self-portrait, 1923 National Museum of American Art, Washington DC / Art Resource, NY

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Brooks [née Goddard], (Beatrice) Romaine Mary (1874–1970), painter and lesbian icon, was born in a hotel in Rome on 1 May 1874, the third of three children of Major Harry Goddard, army officer, and his wife, Ella Waterman (d. 1902), who were both American citizens. Her father was reputed to be an alcoholic, and her parents divorced not long after her birth. Her mother was very rich, having a number of residences in various European countries. Despite this she seems to have spent little time or money on her two daughters, reserving most of her affection for her sickly and unstable son, ...

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Browning [married name Dugdale], Amy Katherine (1881–1978), painter, was born on 31 March 1881 at Great Bramingham Hall Farm, near Luton, Bedfordshire, the second daughter of eight children of James Day Browning (1858–1933), bailiff and later tenant farmer, and his wife, Katherine Lucy Saunderson (1857–1946)...

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Bunce, Kate Elizabeth (1856–1927), painter, was born on 25 August 1856 at 312 Green Lane, Aston, Warwickshire, the daughter of John Thackray Bunce (1828–1899) and his wife Rebecca Ann (1823/4–1891), daughter of Richard Cheesewright of Gosberton, Lincolnshire. Her father was the editor of the ...

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Carlile [Carlell; née Palmer], Joan (c. 1606–1679), portrait painter and copyist, was the daughter of William Palmer (d. 1634), an official of the royal parks of St James's and the Spring Garden, and his wife, Mary. Buckeridge and the Dictionary of National Biography...