Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)

Summer ice. Sir Philip Eggerton arriving late, received by the Earl of Selkirk. Lady Katherine Douglas, Isabella Blackburn, Jemima Wedderburn,...

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About this artwork

  • title: Summer ice. Sir Philip Eggerton arriving late, received by the Earl of Selkirk. Lady Katherine Douglas, Isabella Blackburn, Jemima Wedderburn, Helen Blackburn, Mr Carnegie, Col. Oswald, Hugh ....
  • accession number: D 5359.102
  • artist: Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)Scottish (1823 - 1909)
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • materials: Watercolour over pencil on paper
  • date created: Dated Saturday 4th Dec. 1846
  • measurements: 15.00 x 26.60 cm
  • credit line: Purchased 1993

Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)

Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)

Jemima Wedderburn was born in Edinburgh. Although she received no formal training in art, she was a watercolourist of outstanding ability. She had connections with many of the Victorian artistic and intellectual élite and formed life-long friendships with Landseer, Millais and Ruskin, who described Wedderburn as 'the best artist he knew'.