Boyle, Eleanor Vere (1825–1916)

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Boyle, Eleanor Vere (1825–1916)

Scottish writer, illustrator and painter. Name variations: E.V.B. Born Eleanor Vere Gordon, 1825, in Scotland; died 1916; m. Richard Boyle (Somerset rector).

One of the great Victorian children's book illustrators, was also a writer, watercolorist and avid gardener; works include Child's Play (1859), Beauty and the Beast (1872) and Days and Hours in a Garden (1884), which was about her garden at Huntercombe Manor; also illustrated Sarah Austin's The Story without End.

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