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Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

(1844-1927), Painter and artist's model

Sitter in 11 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
A Pre-Raphaelite model, Spartali also sat for Julia Margaret Cameron for a memorable sequence of photographs. A dedicated artist, who studied with Ford Madox Brown and exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, she was described by Henry James as 'a sincere, spontaneous, naive Pre-Raphaelite'. In 1871 she married journalist W.J. Stillman, and subsequently lived in Italy. Her son Michael Stillman became an architect and settled in the United States.

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Marie Stillman (née Spartali), after Lisa Stillman - NPG P1273(24a)

Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

after Lisa Stillman
photograph of drawing, albumen print, mid 1870s
NPG P1273(24a)

Marie Stillman (née Spartali), by Unknown photographer - NPG x4598

Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

by Unknown photographer
carbon copy print, circa 1860
NPG x4598

Marie Stillman (née Spartali), by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18048

Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1868
NPG x18048

Marie Stillman (née Spartali), by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18051

Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen cabinet card, 1868
NPG x18051

Michael Stillman; Marie Stillman (née Spartali), by Unknown photographer, printed by  Emery Walker Ltd - NPG x38857

Michael Stillman; Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

by Unknown photographer, printed by Emery Walker Ltd
vintage copy print, circa 1880
NPG x38857

Peggy Middleton with her grandmothers, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38865

Peggy Middleton with her grandmothers

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print, circa 1897
NPG x38865

Marie Stillman (née Spartali), by Unknown photographer - NPG x1696

Marie Stillman (née Spartali)

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print, circa 1921
NPG x1696

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