Friday, September 27, 2013

Photo Friday

Lady Emfak is not really obsessed with dead authors, she’s simply curious about them, especially the dead authors who’ve written books MFAC students are required to read. With that, she announces a new PF feature: Getting to Know Your (required) Dead Author.

Now if you will excuse her (and you will), Lady E has a rendezvous with three hussies. 

Helen Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) was born on 28th July 1866 at 2 Bolton Gardens, in Kensington, London to a wealthy family. Both Beatrix's parents lived on inheritances from the cotton trade and, though qualified as a barrister, her father, Rupert, focused much of his time on his passion for art and photography. He and his wife, Helen, enjoyed an active social life among a group of writers, artists and politicians and the family included many connoisseurs and practitioners of art. Helen herself was a fine embroiderer and watercolourist and Edmund Potter, Beatrix’s paternal grandfather, was co-founder and president of the Manchester School of Design. (From the V&A website.)

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Lady Em Fak. I look forward to reading about the other hussies!