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Frederick Lee Bridell (baptised 5 December 1830 – 20 August 1863) was a popular painter of 19th century Britain, initially as a Portrait artist, gaining favour with luminaries such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning who entertained Bridell and his wife (Eliza Florence Fox, a fellow artist), for their wedding meal at Bocca di Leone, Rome in 1859.

His early professional career was as an apprentice to a picture dealer (Edwin Holder) who had him copying pictures by Old Masters although he also funded his education abroad.

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