|Trained under Ford Madox Brown from 1864-70, alongside his daughters. Her earliest exhibited works show consciously feminist and political themes linked to her own experience and heritage. Against her family's wishes she married the American journalist and artist W.J. Stillman. Due to her husband's work as a correspondent the family settled in Florence and then Rome. Her sustained output proves her professionalism, but little of her work seems to have sold. Her favorite subjects were, literary-historical figure groups and decorative female heads preferred by patrons.