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Emily Mary Osborn

Born: London, 1834
Died: , c. 1913
Nationality: English

daughter of a minister


Mr. Dickinson’s Academy (Maddox Street, London); with portrait painter James Leigh


1851 – first Royal Academy (RA) exhibition

1852-6 – exhibits at British Institution; begins exhibiting at Royal Society of British Artists

1855 – My Cottage Door exhibited at the RA and purchased by Queen Victoria (of England)

1860 – wins the silver medal for best historical or figure subject at the Crystal Palace Picture Gallery

1870s – exhibits at the Dudley Gallery, the Society of Lady Artists, the Grosvenor Gallery and the New Gallery


Munich (1861); Glasgow

Commissions from: 

Queen Victoria

Important Artworks: 

My Cottage Door, 1855 (Royal Collection, England)

The Governess, 1860 (Royal Collection, England)