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Ann Charlotte Bartholomew (1800–1862), was an English flower and miniature painter, and author.


Life

Bartholomew was born on 20 March 1800 in Loddon, Norfolk,[1] the daughter of Arnall Fayermann and niece of John Thomas, bishop of Rochester.[2] In 1827 she married the composer Walter Turnbull [2] who died in 1838.[1]

In 1840 she published Songs of Azrael and other poems under the name of Mrs Turnbull. In the same year she became the second wife of the flower painter, Valentine Bartholomew. After this, she began painting still life—fruits and flowers. She exhibited at the British Institution and the Royal Academy.[3] and the Society of British Artists. She was a founding member of the Society of Female Artists, after petitioning the Royal Academy to open its schools to women.[4] The British Museum has one watercolour of this kind, "Study of a Garden Poppy"[4] But her main employment was miniatures for brooches and jewellery.[2]

Her play The Ring, or the Farmer's Daughter, a domestic drama in two acts, appeared in 1845, and another, a farce called It's Only My Aunt was first performed at the Marylebone Theatre in 1849. Both of these are widely available in microform as part of the English and American Drama of the 19th Century series.[2]

She occasionally exhibited flower or fruit pieces, and showed at the Royal Academy.[5] The British Museum has one watercolour of this kind, but her main employment was miniatures for brooches and jewellery.[2]

She last exhibited in 1857, and died on 18 August 1862.[2]

See also

English women painters from the early 19th century who exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art

Sophie Gengembre Anderson
Mary Baker
Ann Charlotte Bartholomew
Maria Bell
Barbara Bodichon
Joanna Mary Boyce
Margaret Sarah Carpenter
Fanny Corbaux
Mary Ellen Edwards
Harriet Gouldsmith
Mary Harrison
Jane Benham Hay
Anna Mary Howitt
Mary Moser
Martha Darley Mutrie
Ann Mary Newton
Emily Mary Osborn
Kate Perugini
Louise Rayner
Ellen Sharples
Rolinda Sharples
Rebecca Solomon
Elizabeth Emma Soyer
Isabelle de Steiger
Henrietta Ward

References

Clarke, Meaghan E. "Bartholomew , Anne Charlotte (1800–1862)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
"Bartholomew, Ann Charlotte". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
H. L. Mallalieu (1986). The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920. Antique Collectors' Club. p. 32. ISBN 1-85149-025-6.
"British Museum". Collection Online.

H. L. Mallalieu (1986). The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists up to 1920. Antique Collectors' Club. p. 32. ISBN 1-85149-025-6.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Bartholomew, Ann Charlotte". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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