Lady Butler: Battles Artist
by Felicity Herring

Date: Thursday 10 January 2013

In 1874, this genteel Victorian Lady sent a painting of the Crimean War to the Royal Academy where it was an outstanding success. From then on she almost exclusively painted battle scenes from Waterloo to Afghanistan and WW1

Lady Butler was born Elizabeth Thompson in 1846 and attended the Female School of Art at South Kensington.

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