Amelia Jane Murray (British, 1800-1896)
ook wel Lady Oswald genoemd.
Ik kon maar heel weinig vinden over deze Illustrator,
ze werd geboren in Port-e-Chee op
the Fairy Island of the Isle of Mann
Daardoor werd ze geïnspireerd om deze fairies te schilderen
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There is little known about this great artist.
She was born in 1800 and died in 1896.
"'Emily,' as Amelia was always called, was born in Port-e-Chee
on the Fairy Island of the Isle of Mann, the daughter of
Lord Henry Murray, whose ancestors had for generations
been styled the Kings of Man.
Emily and her five brothers and sisters had a
privileged childhood, living at Mount Murray,
a house five miles south of Douglas.
Her Fairy paintings date from the 1820s.
She was inspired by the rich folklore of the Isle of Mann,
epitomised by the name of her birthplace, Port-e-Chee,
which in Manx Gaelic means 'Fairy Music'"
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