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Helen Cordelia Angell, née Coleman (1847 – 1884) was an English watercolour painter.[1]

Study of a bird's nest

She and her sister, the pottery artist Rose Rebecca Coleman first learned painting and drawing from their father William Thomas Coleman, who kept an art pottery studio in South Kensington.[1] She was a member of both the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, who awarded her a membership in 1875.[1][2]

She was Flower Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1879 until her death. Her painting Study of a bird's nest was included in the 1905 book Women Painters of the World.[3]


Huneault, Kristina (2004). "Angell [née Coleman], Helen Cordelia (1847–1884)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/57879. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Archive of members on website of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Women painters of the world, from the time of Caterina Vigri, 1413-1463, to Rosa Bonheur and the present day, by Walter Shaw Sparrow, The Art and Life Library, Hodder & Stoughton, 27 Paternoster Row, London, 1905

Helen Cordelia Angell on artnet


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