Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Edith M. Charlton
World War I Era English Lady with Golden Blond Hair
by Edith Moreton Charlton (1866-1923)
(signed E. M. Charlton)
2 7/8 x 3 6/8 inches
watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame
About the Artist: Born in Carshalton, Surrey (a suburb of London), her maiden name was Edith Moreton Rance. (Some sources incorrectly identify her maiden name as Vaughan.) In 1890, she married mercantile salesman John Charlton. Active as a miniaturist from 1894 to 1915. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (a/k/a Royal Miniature Society) from 1894 through 1914. Typically signed he works, "E. M. Charlton".) Listed by Arturi Phillips (page 43), Blättel (pages 214, 215) and Foskett (page 508).