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Hon. Edith Honor Earl

(1901-1996), Artist; wife of Sebastian Earl; daughter of 1st Viscount Maugham

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Hon. Edith Honor Earl, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x179516

Hon. Edith Honor Earl

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 October 1935
NPG x179516

Hon. Edith Honor Earl, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84155

Hon. Edith Honor Earl

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 18 October 1935
NPG x84155

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Hon. Edith Honor Earl

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 October 1935
NPG x179514

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Hon. Edith Honor Earl

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 18 October 1935
NPG x179515


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Louise Warner

20 December 2020, 15:14

I met Honor when I was working as a Staff Nurse at The Middlesex Hospital when Sebastian was a patient : we became friends and she invited me to rent her basement flat in Thurloe Square - at a very favourable rate ! We often met for tea at home and after she had to give me notice - to allow her Grandson to take the flat - she kindly asked me to sit for her and she drew my Portrait in Patel that I still have : we shared a lot of wonderful conversations and debated - often - the afterlife - that she believed in quite firmly and especially after Sebastian died: she invited my parents and I to her beautiful home in Martyr Worthy where she and the memorable Mrs Morley gave us a beautiful tea. She was an unforgettable and special lady - remembered with loving memories and my special portrait is still treasured.

Peter Vardy

18 August 2020, 19:43

She worked near Alresford in a house by a river and I have several portraits by her of me as a boy and a young man. She was a member of the Royal Academy.

Anthony Francis

04 October 2017, 15:15

In the 1960s/1970s my aunt, Phyllis Morley, was housekeeper for Mrs Earl at her country cottage at Martyr Worthy, near Winchester. As a favour to my aunt, one year probably around 1970, Mrs Earl drew pastel portraits of me & my younger brother, which we still have.

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