Artist biography

Lady Dorothy STANLEY 1855–1926

Genre and portrait painter. Born 22 March 1855 in London, née Tennant. Studied at the Slade School under Poynter and Legros 1871–8, and in Paris under Henner. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1886 and at the New Gallery, mainly studies of London street arabs, of which she published a volume, London Street Arabs, 1890. Married H. M. Stanley, the explorer, 1890, and after his death (in 1904) she completed and published his autobiography 1909. Married secondly Dr Henry Curtis 1907. Died 5 October 1926 in London.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II