Mary Lloyd (sculptor)

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Mary Charlotte Lloyd (23 January 1819 – 1896) was a Welsh sculptor who studied with John Gibson in Rome and lived for decades with feminist Frances Power Cobbe.

Biography[edit]

Mary Lloyd was born in Denbighshire, Wales. She studied and worked with French artist Rosa Bonheur.[1] In 1853 she was working in the studio of Welsh sculptor John Gibson in Rome, along with American sculptor Harriet Hosmer.[2]

In 1858 Lloyd inherited a share in the Welsh landed estate of Hengwrt.[3] This allowed Lloyd to refer to herself as a landed proprietor when signing petitions supporting women's suffrage, and also gave her some local political rights, such as the ability to appoint a vicar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherry, Deborah (2000). Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture, Britain 1850 -1900. Routledge. 
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Sally (2004). Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press. 
  3. ^ http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I158815&tree=Welsh (cited to Walford, County Families of the United Kingdom, p. 359)