Soyer, Elizabeth Emma

BORN 1813, London - DIED 29 Aug 1842, London
BIRTH NAME Jones, Elizabeth Emma
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (080/RS (3714))

Elizabeth Emma Jones learned French and Italian and was taught music. She also showed a talent for painting on a very early age and was taught by François Simoneau (1783-1859), who married her mother i n1820. In 1823 she first exhibited at the Royal Academy. She mostly painted portraits and scenes from nature. In 1837 she married Alexis Soyer, a successful chef.

From 1840 to 1842 she exhibited at the Salon in France and in that country she was better known than in England. In 1842 she died during a premature childbirth that was caused by a thunderstorm. She was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. Her husband was buried beside her in 1858. In 2009 their monument was restored.

• Husband: Soyer, Alexis Benoit (1837-1842)


The grave of Alexis and Elizabeth Soyer at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Emma Soyer - Wikipedia

Spadolini, Giovanni

Published: 10 Jul 2010
Last update: 20 Feb 2022