Lady Colin Campbell

Standard Name: Campbell, Lady Colin
Used Form: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Birth Name: Gertrude Elizabeth Blood
Married Name: Lady Colin Campbell
Pseudonym: G. E. Brunefille
Pseudonym: Vera Tsaritsyn
Pseudonym: Q. E. D.
Pseudonym: G. B.
Lady Colin Campbell was a journalist and editor from the mid-1870s until the turn of the twentieth century. Despite the notoriety resulting from being accused of adultery in a divorce case, she won success as a popular columnist and art critic. She published art reviews, weekly columns, conduct literature, drama, short stories, and a novel. A prototypical New Woman, she advocated her right to smoke tobacco, ride bicycles, and participate in outdoor sports.
Photo of a painting of Lady Colin Campbell by Giovanni Boldini, 1894. She sits on a sofa, looking enigmatically at the viewer, her head on her right hand while the elbow rests on the sofa's arm. Her body is elongated, in a long black satin dress with huge frills at the shoulders; her dark curly hair is piled on top of her head. This portrait caused a furore when first acquired and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.
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Reception Alice Meynell
AM was twice nominated for the Poet Laureateship. The first time was in 1895 during the debate about a successor to Tennyson ; it was Patmore who nominated her and strenuously argued for her appointment...
Textual Production Clotilde Graves
Many of CG 's sixteen plays (often but not all light comedy), have remained unpublished, though produced on stage in London and New York. The earliest of these, the blank-verse tragedy Nitocris, was...


8 July 1874
Edmund Yates and Grenville Murray launched a weekly they called The World, A Journal for Men and Women. It ran until 1922.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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