Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale RWS (1872-1945)

   Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art under Herbert Bone from 1889, then at the RA Schools. Some of her works in oils and watercolors were shown in the Exhibitions from 1896 and three solo exhibitions at the Pre-Raphaelite Dowdeswell Gallery in the 1900s. She became RWS in 1919. Her London studio was very close to Leighton House. Fortescue- Brickdale later taught at Byam Shaw's school of painting. She was an oil and watercolor painter, a designer of stained glass, and a book illustrator. As a book illustrator, Fortescue-Brickdale had a large output in the early years of this century, working on children's books and poetry. The works provided in the Artist Section are from her illustrations of Tennyson's Idylls of the King published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1911.

Artwork in the Artists' Section