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Elizabeth (Lady Butler) Butler

 (1846 - 1933)
Elizabeth (Lady Butler) Butler was active/lived in England, Ireland, Switzerland.  Elizabeth Butler is known for history painting.

Elizabeth (Lady Butler) Butler

Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, Lady Butler, was born on November 3, 1846 and died on October 2, 1933.  She was a British painter, one of the few female painters to achieve fame for history paintings, especially military battle scenes, at the end of that tradition. 

She was married to Lieutenant General Sir William Butler and is also known as Lady Butler.  Some of her most famous military scenes come from the Napoleonic Wars, but she covered most major 19th century wars and painted several works showing the First World War.

The sister of poet Alice Meynell, Lady Butler is best known in Ireland for her large history paintings such as 'Evicted', which is now in the UCD collection.  IWhyte's Auction
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About  Elizabeth (Lady Butler) Butler

Born:  1846 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Died:   1933 - Gormanston Castle, County Meath, Ireland
Known for:  history painting