Elizabeth Heaphy Murray
(1815 - 1882)
Elizabeth Heaphy Murray was active/lived in New York / England, Morocco, Italy. Elizabeth Murray is known for landscape and figurative painter, watercolors.
Biography Elizabeth Heaphy Murray
Elizabeth Murray, member of the National Watercolor Society, was the daughter of the British artist Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). In 1835, she was commissioned by Queen Adelaide to produce some drawings of Malta and from there went to Gibraltar and then Tangier, where she later married Henry J. Murray who was serving as British Consul.
Elizabeth became friends and gained the confidence of several Moorish ladies and was invited into their homes where she gained an insight into their lives. One of her paintings, A Moorish Infant, depicts family and friends gathered at the blessing of a Moorish child.
Elizabeth was deeply impressed by the exoticism of Morocco commenting,?? 'I recalled successively scenes from the Arabi
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