(1881 - 1950)
Mabel Eleanor (Sarton) Elwes was active/lived in Massachusetts, District Of Columbia / England, Belgium. Mabel Elwes is known for furniture design, embroidery textiles, miniature portrait painting.
Biography Mabel Elwes
Born near London, Eleanor Mabel Elwes, usually referred to with the first name of Mabel, became a painter of miniatures, a designer of modern furniture and a designer of widely marketed embroidered fabrics. She was the daughter of Gervase Elwes, a civil engineer from an old Suffolk family and Eleanor Cole. Gervase designed bridges including one for the first railroads in the Himalayas. He also worked in Spain and Canada. During this time, the children were literally 'farmed out'. Mabel's brother, Hugh, went to boarding school, and she, a Victorian young lady with no opportunity for boarding school, lived with various families who were supposed to oversee her education, which meant it was very fragmented. For some yea
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