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Eliza Linton (1822-1898), Writer

Elizabeth Lynn ('Eliza') Linton

Sitter in 6 portraits
Eliza Lynn Linton was a controversial literary figure. The first women journalist to draw a fixed-salary as a writer on the Morning Chronicle, she attacked Victorian respectability with her novel Realities (1851). Despite her youthful emancipation, she became an ardent anti-feminist, known for her prescriptive views on women's behaviour. As a consequence, Linton's reason for choosing to write her revealing life-story, The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland (1885), in the male persona are complex.

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Eliza Linton

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x22252


Eliza Linton

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax5483


Eliza Linton

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14748


Eliza Linton

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, circa 1890
NPG x12428


Eliza Linton

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x12427


Eliza Linton

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, 1890 or before
NPG Ax8713

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