Bartholomew, Ann Charlotte (DNB00)

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BARTHOLOMEW, ANN CHARLOTTE (d. 1862), authoress, flower and miniature painter, was the daughter of Arnall Fayermann and niece of John Thomas, bishop of Rochester. She was born near the beginning of the century at Lodden, in Norfolk. In 1825 she published a farce (first acted at the Marylebone Theatre May 1849) with the title ‘It's only my Aunt.’ In 1827 she married Walter Turnbull, the musical composer. As his widow she published in 1840 the ‘Songs of Azrael’ and other harmless poems. In the same year she became the second wife of the flower painter, Valentine Bartholomew [q. v.] She wrote one other play, which appeared in 1845, with the title of 'The Ring, or the Farmer's Daughter, a domestic drama in two acts/ She occasionally exhibited flower or fruit pieces; the print-room of the British Museum has one beautiful water-colour drawing in this kind; but her chief employment was upon miniatures for brooches and jewellerv. She last exhibited in 1856 and 1857. She died 18 Aug. 1862.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists of English School; Ottley's Supplement to Bryan's Diet. 1866; Athenæum, August 1862; Brit. Mus. Gen. Cat.; Cooper's Men of the Time, 9th ed. 1875.]

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