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17761820
a British artist known for her religious paintings and portraiture. Despite never having had any formal training, Spilsbury first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of fifteen and continued to do so throughout her life. Her paintings were also shown at the British Institution, the British School, the Hibernian Society of Artists, and the Dublin Society. She excelled in portraiture, genre painting, and morality painting. Her work is characterized by a particular interest in evangelical religious themes. In 1808 Spilsbury married John Taylor, a Protestant minister with a parish in Hampshire. She moved to Ireland with her husband in 1813, where she remained active as a painter.
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