Ann Batten Cristall

(1755—1848) poet

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(1768/9?–after 1816), poet, born in Cornwall, later based in Rotherhithe and Blackheath, London. Her brother was the artist Joshua Cristall (1767–1847), founding member of the Society of Painters in Water-Colours [see water-colour painting]. A. B. Cristall published Poetical Sketches (1795) with Joseph Johnson, and associated with his circle which included Mary Wollstonecraft. She supported herself through teaching.

From An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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