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By Mrs John, Née Elizabeth, Bénézit K. A. Esdaile and Cousin To Pepys

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and of the sister of the Earl of Sandwich, she was also a cousin of both Dryden and Pepys. She married John Creed, FRS, deputy treasurer of the Navy, and the couple lived at Oundle until his death in 1701. She then moved to nearby Barnwell All Saints, where she offered needlework and drawing classes to girls. She also practised as an amateur artist in oil (and perhaps pastel), leaving numerous decorations for the church at Titchmarsh (including a grisaille monument to her brother Dr Theophilus Pickering). An attribution to Luttrell has also been suggested for the two pastel copies at Canons Ashby; however they share some characteristics with an anonymous portrait of her uncle Lord Sandwich, which may possibly relate to her recorded portrait of him (medium unspecified) which Walpole mentions, adding “I never heard of her”

Topics: John DRYDEN (1631–1700, poet, pstl, a/r
Year: 2016
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