Painstaking watercolour technique using transparent layers like glazes gives marvellous results in the Renaissance narratives.
Friend and model of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, taught to paint by Ford Madox Brown, and photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, her paintings are truly Pre-Raphaelite.
Her obituary dwelled on grace and charm, dismissing her painting as a leisuretime activity. Here is the last part of her 60 year painting career.
Her time in Florence brought maturity to her work. She then painted a series of major paintings, although you’d be pushed to find any in European collections.
Initially a favourite model, she became an accomplished and original painter in watercolours, whose works were seen across Europe and in the US.