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Fanny Antwistle was born in June 1835, and Eaton moved from Jamaica with her mother (the father’s name was not mentioned in her birth records, which indicates her illegality) to England sometime in the 1840s.
Her first recorded case of living in London came in 1851, when Eton began working as a domestic servant. Six years later, she married cab owner and driver James Eaton when she was in her early twenties.
Around the same time, Eaton began modeling for the pre-Raphaelian Muslim Brotherhood, a group of English painters, poets, and art critics first founded in 1848.
Her transition into the world of modeling was necessarily driven more than anything else, and the Eatons family was in desperate need of money to feed their kids
The work wasn’t difficult for Fanny, the artists who sought inspiration portrayed the characters of different races behind her distinctive features..
Eton’s first known studies included pencil drawings by British painter Simon Solomon that would form the basis of Solomon’s « Mother of Musa ». This work was shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1860, marking the first « public » fanny’s appearance.
Throughout her career, Eaton has appeared in a number of high-profile pre-Raphael artworks, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s 1865 « Beloved » and John Everett Millet’s 1867 painting, « Gifth. ».
Her involvement with Pre-Raphaelites helped advance the representation of BAME individuals in the arts, who were at the time often passively represented in Victorian art and culture.
Eaton was unfortunately a widow in 1881, and lived the rest of her years alone, after moving out of the art world..
She held a number of odd jobs, including working as a seamstress, and in the last few years of her working life she was working as a home cook on the Isle of Wight.
In the 20th century, historical accounts brought Eton back to London, where she is believed to have lived with her remaining family, including her daughter Julia and son-in-law Thomas Powell.
Eaton died in Acton on March 4, 1924, at the age of 88. The cause of her death was old age, coma, and loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain.
Today’s doodles were made by artist Sophie Diaw, who wanted to focus on Eton’s « Wonderful Profile », as many studies have done in the past.
Diao cites Eton’s study of British painter Joanna Boyce Wells as an inspiration, although unlike Welles’s study, the artist « chose to leave her hair and ears unadorned as if she were sitting casually in the artist’s studio. ».
« The palette of colors and flowers is drawn from the intense and dramatic splendor of pre-Raphaelian paintings, » she says..