Amelia Long

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For the 20th century author, see Amelia Reynolds Long.

Amelia Long, Lady Farnborough (1762-1837), born in 1762, was the elder daughter of Sir Abraham Hume of Wormleybury, Hertfordshire. She was married on 28 May 1793 to Charles Long, afterwards first Baron Farnborough. She was well known in her day as a judge of art and a skilled horticulturist, and largely assisted in laying out the gardens at Bromley Hill, Kent. She specialised in landscapes of the Bromley area in Kent and was an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1807 to 1822 and at the British Institution in 1825. She is now regarded as one of the few talented women practitioners of early English watercolour paintings. Examples of her work are held by National Galleries Scotland, Dundee Art Gallery and the British Museum.[1] She died without issue at Bromley Hill on 15 January 1837, and was buried at Wormley, Hertfordshire, with an elaborate tomb by Richard Westmacott.

References[edit]

 Hamilton, John Andrew (1893). "Long, Amelia". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 34. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

  1. ^ Dundee Art Gallery (1980). "Catalogue of An Exhibition of Watercolours, Drawings and Etchings Organised by Dundee Museum and Art Galleries".