Wednesday, 6 November 2019

1222) Dorothy Tennant, Lady Stanley

Dorothy Tennant (1855 – 1926). English painter of the Victorian era neoclassicism.
She studied painting under Edward Poynter at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and with Jean-Jacques Henner in Paris. She first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1886 and subsequently at the New Gallery and the Grosvenor Gallery in London. Outside of London Tennant featured in exhibitions by the Fine Art Society in Glasgow and also in the Autumn Exhibitions held in Liverpool and Manchester.
She modeled for several painters, such as Jean-Jacques Henner, George Frederick Watts and John Everett Millais.
In 1890, she married the explorer of Africa Henry Morton Stanley and became known as Lady Stanley.
After Stanley's death, she married, in 1907, Henry Jones Curtis, a pathologist, surgeon and writer.
Her sister was the photographer Eveleen Tennant Myers.

- "She was a tall, gushing, pre-Raphaelite beauty, a column of silk and lace crowned with auburn hair..."…

- "... Dolly's elaborated twisted auburn hair is lifted and swept back..."…

John Everett Millais, No!

Portrait of Lady Dorothy Stanley, by George Frederick Watts

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