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Edith Spiller
Dates: British, active 1896
Biographical Account:

Little is known about Edith Spiller. Museum records state that she made the drawings in the Ruskin Collection in response to advice given to her by William White, curator of the collection during the 1890s. She was a school girl at the time and donated her work to the collection  in 1896.

 

The name ‘Edith Spiller’ does not appear in Yorkshire census reports in 1891 or 1901, suggesting that she was not a local visitor to the collection, but was simply interested by Ruskin and his writing, and looked to White for more information.

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