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Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney') (1752-1840), Diarist and novelist; daughter of Charles Burney

Sitter in 5 portraits
Diarist and novelist; the daughter of Dr Charles Burney. Her first novel, Evelina, or the history of a young lady's entrance into the world, 1778, astonished her friends and became a bestseller. In 1793 she married General D'Arblay, a French refugee. Her well-known Diary and Letters, documenting her friendships with Hester Thrale and Dr Johnson, and her life at the court of George III was first published in the 1840s, providing a rich resource for biographers ever since.

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Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

by Edward Francisco Burney
oil on canvas, circa 1784-1785
NPG 2634

D930

Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

by Charles Turner, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Edward Francisco Burney
mezzotint, published 16 May 1840
NPG D930

D6604

Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

by S. Bull, after Edward Francisco Burney
stipple engraving, published 1854
NPG D6604

D13846

Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

by Charles Turner, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Edward Francisco Burney
mezzotint, published 16 May 1840
NPG D13846

D19818

Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney')

by Charles Turner, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Edward Francisco Burney
mezzotint, published 16 May 1840
NPG D19818