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Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), Novelist; daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Author, best remembered for her novels, including Castle Rackrent(1800), Belinda (1802), The Absentee (1812) and Ormond (1817), noteworthy for their humanitarian interest, particularly in the life of the Irish peasantry. Her humanitarian attitudes were encouraged by her father, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, who supervised her education and involved her in the usually masculine role of running his estates as well as travelling with him on the continent. Together they wrote the influential primer Practical Education (1788), a sympathetic and enlightened scheme for the domestic upbringing of children, which encouraged self-expression, the use of imaginative literature and the writing of stories.

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L236

The Edgeworth Family

by Adam Buck
chalk, watercolour and pastel on paper, 1787
NPG L236

6532

Maria Edgeworth

by Unknown artist
pencil, circa 1819-1821
NPG 6532

P5

Maria Edgeworth

by Richard Beard
daguerreotype, 1841
NPG P5

x136659

Maria Edgeworth

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Michael Pakenham Edgeworth
vintage copy print of calotype, circa 1938 (1846-1847)
NPG x136659

x136660

Maria Edgeworth

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Michael Pakenham Edgeworth
vintage copy print of calotype, circa 1938 (1846)
NPG x136660

x16360

Maria Edgeworth

by Michael Pakenham Edgeworth
calotype print, 1846-1847
NPG x16360

D4455

Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth

by Mackenzie, after William Marshall Craig
line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1808
NPG D4455

D36046

Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1822
NPG D36046

D14114

Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth

by Mackenzie, published by Vernor & Co, after William Marshall Craig
line and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1808
NPG D14114