British 1842 - 1909 Edith Martineau was the sister of Gertrude Martineau, painter of animals, flowers and genre scenes. She trained in Liverpool, at Leigh’s School, and at the Royal Academy Schools. Martineau painted mainly in watercolours and specialised in children’s portraits. She lived in London. She exhibited at the Royal Academy in the period 1870 to 1890, titles included ‘A Doubtful Passage’, ‘Oranges’ and ‘Touching the Strings’. Martineau also exhibited at the Royal Society of painters in Watercolours, the New Water-colour Society and at the Grosvenor Gallery. Museums holding works by the artist include the Victoria and Albert museum, London.