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Austen, Winifred Marie Louise (1876–1964), artist and illustrator, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 12 July 1876, the only daughter of Josiah Austin, a Cornish naval surgeon, and his wife, Fanny, née Mann. She altered the spelling of her surname from Austin to ...

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Barker, Cicely Mary (1895–1973), artist and writer, was born on 28 June 1895 at West Croydon, Surrey, the daughter of Walter Barker (1866–1912), a seed merchant, and his wife, Mary, née Oswald (1869–1960). Barker suffered from epilepsy and was a frail child, spending much of her youth housebound. She showed an early talent for drawing, encouraged by her father's talent for wood-carving, and, in 1908, enrolled in the ...

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Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734–1808) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1763–5 Kenwood, Iveagh Bequest / © English Heritage Photo Library

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Beauclerk [née Spencer; other married name St John], Lady Diana (1734–1808), artist, was born on 24 March 1734, the eldest of the five children (two daughters and three sons) of Charles Spencer, third duke of Marlborough (1706–1758), politician and military commander, and his wife, the ...

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Natalie Alice Bevan (1909–2007) by Mark Gertler, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bevan [née Ackenhausen], Natalie Alice (1909–2007), artist, muse, and collector, was born on 22 May 1909 at 2 Pembroke Cottages, Edwardes Square, London, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of Kurt Bernhard Heinrich Carl Ackenhausen (1878/9–1954) and his wife, Alice Katherine Inchbold, ...

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Isabella Blow (1958–2007) by Mario Testino, 1998 Mario Testino / Art Partner; hat by Philip Treacy

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Blow, Isabella [née Isabella Delves Broughton] (1958–2007), fashion journalist and stylist, was born on 19 November 1958 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, Westminster, the eldest child in the family of three daughters and a son of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, ...

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Penelope Boothby (1785–1791) by Joshua Reynolds, 1788 private collection

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Boothby, Penelope (1785–1791), artist's model and subject of poetry, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 11 April 1785, the daughter of Sir Brooke Boothby, seventh baronet (1744–1824), and his wife, Susanna (1755–1822), daughter and sole heir of Robert Bristoe or Bristow of Micheldever, Hampshire...

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Carter [née Vavasour], Ellen (bap. 1762, d. 1815), artist and book illustrator, was baptized at St Olave's Church, York, on 16 May 1762. She was the daughter of Walter Vavasour, a country gentleman whose estate was in Weston, Yorkshire, and Ellen, his wife, daughter of ...

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Creed [née Pickering], Elizabeth (c. 1642–1728), artist and philanthropist, was probably the eldest daughter of Sir Gilbert Pickering, first baronet (1611–1668), of Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1679), only daughter of Sir Sidney Montagu of Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire, and hence the sister of the ...

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Mary Delany (1700–1788) by John Opie, 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Delany [née Granville; other married name Pendarves], Mary (1700–1788), court favourite and artist, was born at Coulston, Wiltshire, on 14 May 1700. The elder daughter of Bernard Granville (1671–1723) and his wife, Mary Westcomb (d. 1747), she was widely connected in court and political circles. Her father's elder brother was ...

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Devas [née Macnamara; other married name Shephard], Nicolette (1911–1987), author and artist, was born on 1 February 1911 in London. She was the eldest of the four children of Francis Macnamara (1884–1946), an Irish eccentric, poet, and landowner, of Ennistymon House, co. Clare...

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Duncombe [née Highmore], Susanna (1725–1812), artist and poet, was born on 5 December 1725 at the Two Lions, 24 Holborn Row, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the second child of Joseph Highmore (1692–1780), a painter, and his wife, Susanna Hiller (1689/90–1750) [see...