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(b London, 30 Aug. 1855; d London, 2 May 1919). British painter, born Evelyn Pickering; in 1887 she married William De Morgan (b London, 16 Nov. 1839; d London, 15 Jan. 1917), famous as a designer of pottery, tiles, and ceramics, but also a painter himself (late in life he also became a successful novelist). She specialized in literary subjects, done in a style owing much to the Pre-Raphaelites and to such Renaissance artists as Botticelli (she and her husband spent each winter in Italy for the sake of his health).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)