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Elizabeth Frances Batty

Batty, Elizabeth Frances, later Martineau, 1791—1875

by Benjamin Colbert

Daughter of physician and amateur artist Robert Batty (ODNB: 1762/3-1849), to whom Italian Scenery is dedicated, and sister to army officer and artist Robert Batty (ODNB: 1788/9-1848), Elizabeth Frances Batty shared with these family members artistic talents and became known as a water colourist.

Not long after publishing Italian Scenery, she married Philip Martineau (1791-1860), Taxing Master to the Court of Chancery. A son from this marriage, Robert Braithwaite Martineau (ODNB; 1826-1829), became associated with the Pre-Raphaelite painters after studying under Holman Hunt.


Gurland, Penelope. 'Martineau, Robert Braithwaite (1826–1869), genre and portrait painter'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 25 May 2006. Oxford University Press. Web. 30 Dec. 2020.

Rose, Andrea. Pre-Raphaelite Portraits. Oxford: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1981. Print.


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Italian Scenery 1820