Louisa Stuart Costello

(1799—1870) miniature painter and author

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(1799–1870), miniaturist and writer. The daughter of an Irish army officer and probably born in Ireland, she was taken to France by her mother in 1814. Her precocious poetry (e.g. The Maid of Cypress Isle, 1815) was approved by Thomas Moore. She later issued translations of French poetry, which also features in her historical novels such as The Queen's Poisoner (1841). Clara Fane (1843) deals with the contemporary experiences of a governess. Her travel works include A Tour to and from Venice (1846).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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