Sophy Gray nació el 5 de enero de 1814 en Easington en Yorkshire, la quinta hija del escudero del condado Richard Wharton Myddleton de Durham y Yorkshire. Sophy y sus dos hermanas fueron criadas en una familia opulenta, que poseía propiedades en North Riding y Durham. Sophy se casó con Robert Gray en 1836 luego de un compromiso de seis meses ...
Sophy Gray or Sophia Gray (5 January 1814 – 27 April 1871), was a diocesan administrator, artist, architect, horsewoman and the wife of Cape Town bishop Robert Gray. Born at Easington in Yorkshire , the 5th daughter of county squire Richard Wharton Myddleton of Durham and Yorkshire, she died at Bishopscourt, Cape Town on 27 April 1871 and was buried in the graveyard of St Saviour's in Claremont.
- 27 April 1871 (aged 57), Cape Town
- 5 January 1814, Easington in Yorkshire
- Effie Gray's flight from Ruskin and marriage to Millais
- Gray as model
- Mental illness and marriage
- Final years
Sophia Margaret "Sophie" Gray, later Sophia Margaret Caird, was a Scottish model for her brother-in-law, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. She was a younger sister of Euphemia "Effie" Gray, who married Millais in 1855 after the annulment of her marriage to John Ruskin. The spelling of her name was, after around 1861, sometimes "Sophy," but only within the family. In public she was known as Sophie and later in life, after her marriage, as Sophia. From the late 1860s she suffered fr
Sophie Gray was born in October 1843 to Sophia Margaret Gray, née Jameson, and George Gray, a Scottish lawyer and businessman. Her maternal grandfather, Andrew Jameson, became Sheriff-substitute of Fife. Effie Gray, known initially to the family as "Phemy," was the first of fifteen children, and Sophie was the tenth—three sisters, one also named Sophia Margaret, predeceased her. Two of her five elder brothers died before her birth and two passed away before she was seven. The family ...
On 25 April 1854 Effie left her husband on the pretence of visiting her parents in Scotland. Gray had been staying with the Ruskins, at their home in Herne Hill since just after Christmas 1853 and appears to have been complicit in her sister's flight. She and Effie were seen off in silence by Ruskin at the recently opened King's Cross station, where, accompanied by Crawley, they boarded a train for Edinburgh. However, Gray alighted at Hitchin, Hertfordshire where her parents were waiting. Her mo
For the next few years Gray continued to sit for Millais. After he and Effie moved to Annat Lodge, close to Bowerswell, she was readily available for this purpose, but while it seems she was beginning to displace Effie herself as a favored subject, it is unsurprising that Effie wanted to keep herself out of the public eye to a degree, following the very public dissolution of her marriage. In the words of art historian Suzanne Fagence Cooper, whose biographical chapter about Gray provides the ful
In 1868 Gray became unwell. It is clear from letters at the time that she was suffering from anorexia nervosa. She also became restless and obsessed with music, especially piano playing. Her speech was often incoherent. In March 1869 Millais wrote to William Holman Hunt that Gray had "been ill a whole year, and away from home, with hysteria." At the request of the Grays, Millais placed Gray at Manor Farm House, Chiswick under the care of Dr Thomas Harrington Tuke, a leading practitioner in menta
During her final years, Gray spent much of her time alone with Beatrix, mostly living between Dundee and Paris. In 1880 Millais painted a final portrait of her, which was exhibited at the new Grosvenor Gallery. Mary Lutyens wrote of it that Millais "perhaps more than anyone, knew the secrets of Sophie's short life, and in her hauntingly sad expression portrayed an old sadness of his own." The portrait hung in Effie and John Everett Millais's house at Palace Gate, London, and remains in the famil
13/03/2015 · Sophy Gray 1814-1871. Sophy Gray -Sophia Wharton Myddleton- fue arquitecta y artista nacida en Inglaterra. En 1847 viajó junto a su esposo Robert Gray, obispo de la iglesia anglicana, a Sudáfrica. Autodidacta, ella llevó planos de arquitectura neogótica que podían adaptarse al diseño de nuevas iglesias y escuelas necesarias para la ...
Sophy Gray was de dochter van een Schots zakenman en kwam uit een kinderrijk gezin. Ze was de jongere zus van Effie Gray, die in 1848 met de bekende criticus kunstenaar John Ruskin trouwde en na een scheiding in 1855 opnieuw in het huwelijk trad met kunstschilder John Everett Millais. Ten tijde van Effie's huwelijk met Ruskin bezocht Sophy ...
15/09/2016 · Sophy Gray provide plans and it was built in 1864 and 1865. Although originally only a small thatched chapel, it had distinct features. It was enlarged in 1903. St John the Baptist, Schoonberg. Peregrine Bertie Richardson made land available and Sophy provided plans for a church building at Schoonberg.
Sophy Gray (Pre Raphaelite muse) - Biography. Sophia Margaret "Sophy" Gray, later Sophy Caird, was a Scottish-born model for her brother-in-law, the pre-Raphaelite painter, John Everett Millais. She was the younger sister of Euphemia Gray, who married Millais in 1855 after the annulment of her marriage to John Ruskin.