Ellen Wallace Sharples
(1769 - 1849)
Ellen Wallace Sharples was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Pennsylvania / England. Ellen Sharples is known for miniature on ivory portrait painting.
Biography Ellen Wallace Sharples
Ellen Wallace Sharples (born 1769 - died 1849 in Wybunbury, Cheshire) was an English painter who specialized in portraits in pastel* and in watercolor miniatures on ivory*. She exhibited five miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1807, and founded the Bristol Fine Arts Academy in 1844 with a substantial gift.
Ellen Wallace was born in Bath or Birmingham into a Quaker family. She studied drawing with James Sharples in Bath, her only known art training, and married him in 1787. The couple had two children, both of whom were also painters: James Sharples, Jr. (b. 1788) and Rolinda Sharples (b. 1793). James, who had been widowed twice before, had two sons from his previous marriages, George, with his first wife, and Felix (b. 1786 and
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