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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), Quaker minister and social reformer

Social reformer and improver of conditions in women's prisons.

'She is about forty, tall - thin - sedate, with physiognomy gentle but very observant …' (Timpson, Memoirs, p 85).

'... a Guido Madonna countenance' (Maria Edgworth).

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Memoir of Elizabeth Fry edited by her daughters, 1847.

Whitney 1938
Janet Whitney, Elizabeth Fry, 1938, p 437.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.