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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Ann Taylor (Mrs Gilbert) (1782-1866), Writer of children's poetry; daughter of Ann and Isaac Taylor

Writer of children's poetry. With her sister Jane she published Original Poems for Infant Minds, 2 vols., 1804-5 including the famous 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', parodied by Lewis Carroll.

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Armitage 1939
Doris Mary Armitage, The Taylors of Ongar, 1939.

Gilbert 1874
Josiah Gilbert, Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs Gilbert, 2 vols., 1874.

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.