Fortescue-Brickdale, Eleanor

PAINTER (GREAT-BRITAIN)
BORN 25 Jan 1872, London: Upper Norwood - DIED 10 Mar 1945, London: Kensington
REAL NAME Fortescue-Brickdale, Mary Eleanor
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (7 (northern inner part of the Great Circle))

Eleanor Fortescue- Brickdale was the daugher of the barrister Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale and his wife Sarah. She was educated by Hebrert Bone at the Crystal Palace School and at the Royal Academy. In 1899 she created her painting "The Pale Complexion of True Love". She frequently exhibited atthe Royal Academy and her watercolours were shown at the Dowdeswell Gallery.

Her work was influenced by Byam Shaw, who became a friend of hers. She became a teacher at the art school that Shaw founded in 1911. From 1909 to 1911 she made 28 watercolours for Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" for the Leicester Galleries.

She lived and worked at Holland Park Road in London opposite Leighton House.

Sources
• Speel, Bob, The Website of Bob Speel, 2017
• Hawksley, Lucinda, Essential Pre-Raphaelites, Dempsey Parr, Bath, 1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Fortescue-Brickdale

Images

The grave of Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (19 Aug 2017)

 


Foucault, Léon

Published: 10 Sep 2017
Last update: 10 Sep 2017