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Dean, Beryl (1911–2001), embroiderer, was born on 2 August 1911 at 70 Sandford Road, Bromley, Kent, the elder daughter of Herbert Charles Dean, stock and share dealer, and later financial adviser, and his wife, Marion, née Petter, a naturally gifted artist of Huguenot descent. ...

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Egerton [née Compton], Marianne Margaret, Viscountess Alford [known as Lady Marian Alford] (1817–1888), art patron and writer on needlework, was born on 21 June 1817 in the Casa del Pre, Naples; she lived with her parents in Rome from 1820 to 1830, mostly in the ...

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Marianne Margaret Egerton, Viscountess Alford (1817–1888) by unknown artist Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Garthwaite, Anna Maria (1688–1763?), textile designer, was born on 14 March 1688 at Harston, Leicestershire, the second of the three daughters of the Revd Ephraim Garthwaite (d. 1719), rector of Grantham, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Rejoyce, née Henstead. The first forty years of her life were spent in ...

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Linwood, Mary (1755–1845), artist in needlework, was born in Birmingham, where she was baptized at St Martin's on 18 July 1755, the daughter of Matthew Linwood and his wife, Hannah, née Turner (d. 1804), who had married at St Philip's, Birmingham, on 19 March 1753. Following her father's bankruptcy in 1764, the family moved to ...

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Wright, Phoebe (1710s?–1778), embroiderer and designer, may have been, according to evidence from her will, the sister of Benjamin Holmes, hosier and glover of Bishopsgate Street Without in Spitalfields, London, and of Joseph Holmes, silk and gauze weaver of Milk Street, off ...

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Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866–1949), embroiderer, was born on 25 August 1866 at Enniscrone, co. Sligo, the second eldest of the four surviving children of John Butler Yeats (1839–1922), barrister, painter, and writer, and Susan Mary (1841–1900), eldest daughter of William Pollexfen, a merchant in ...