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Lily Allport, christened Curzona Francis Louise, was a strong woman who lived between two worlds—the old and the new. Born in the nineteenth century to a prominent Hobart family of lawyers, Lily refused to take the expected path of marriage and children. Described by her brother-in-law as ‘impudent and headstrong’, Lily was determined to become a professional artist.
This book follows Lily’s journey from a society literally at the end of the world to its very centre— London, Paris and Rome. It is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 examples of her work: drawings, watercolours, oils and prints.
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