Maria Elisabeth Augusta (Lily) Cartwright
(1805 - 1902)
Maria Elisabeth Augusta (Lily) Cartwright was active/lived in United Kingdom. Maria Cartwright is known for painting.
Biography Maria Elisabeth Augusta (Lily) Cartwright
Maria Elisabeth von Sandizell, known as Lili, first came to England in 1828 as the young wife of Sir Thomas Cartwright, a diplomat and heir to Aynhoe Park in Northamptonshire, where his family had lived since 1615. This visit marked her introduction to her father-in-law, a prominent Tory MP, and his large family. Lili revisited the house on several occasions before 1850, when on the death of his father her husband inherited the estate.
During these visits, often with time hanging heavy on her hands, she painted a series of charming watercolours of interiors of the house, its cottages, church and school. Throughout her marriage she also kept a detailed diary which, from her point of view as a foreign Roman Catholic
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