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Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), Novelist and children's writer

Sitter in 7 portraits
Novelist Charlotte Yonge compiled two series of Biographies of Good Women (1862 and 1864). Devout and conservative, Yonge's diverse collection of international and historical women, including Sarah Trimmer and Hannah Moore, were united by their Christian faith. Yonge declared her 'full belief in the inferiority of women', but was nevertheless actively involved in furthering their education. Her novels were intended to offer a pattern of dutiful behaviour to middle-class girls and her Biographies represented 'the diamond of perfect womanhood'. Her novels include The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) and popular historical romances.

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Charlotte Mary Yonge

by George Richmond
watercolour and chalk, 1844
NPG 2193


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Reverend Duke Yonge
albumen print, 1858?
NPG x5575


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x38898


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Alexander Bassano
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x135622


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1893?
NPG x29553


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Walker & Cockerell, after Miss Anna Bramston
photogravure, 1898
NPG x13299


Charlotte Mary Yonge

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
sepia carbon print on card mount, published 1893
NPG Ax27634