Sunday, 29 July 2018

464) Anna Brownell Jameson

Anna Brownell Jameson (nee Murphy, 1794 – 1860). First English art historian. Born in Ireland (she migrated to England at the age of four), she became a well-known British writer and contributor to nineteenth-century thought on a range of subjects including early feminism, art history (particularly sacred art), travel, Shakespeare, poets, and German culture. Jameson was connected to some of the most prominent names of the period including Fanny Kemble, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and Robert Browning, Harriet Martineau, Ottilie von Goethe (the daughter of Goethe), Lady Byron, Charles and Elizabeth Eastlake, and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon.

- "The intrepid red-haired English explorer, Anna Jameson..."…

- "Although red-haired, white-skinned and plumpy pretty when young..."…

- "Anna Jameson's father painted miniatures on ivory of the paintings in Windsor Castle and his red-haired daughter knew these paintings well..."

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