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Catherine Adelaide Sparkes

 (born 1842)
Catherine Adelaide Sparkes was active/lived in England.  Catherine Sparkes is known for china painting, faience.

Biography   Catherine Adelaide Sparkes

A19th century English painter on porcelain, Catherine Sparkes, described as a "talented, all-round artist,"  (53) was the wife of John Sparkes, known as a progressive director of Lambeth School of Art in London where she had been a student and where he became a pioneer in the art of china painting.

One of Catherine's notable works was an enormous faince tile panel, which was exhibited by Doulton's at the International Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876. 

During the 1870s, she did freelance work for Doulton and also she assisted her husband in his efforts to develop faience in Lambeth.

Anthea Callen, Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914

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