Joanna Boyce 1831-1861
Bird of God 1861, Private collection
Joanna Boyce showed artistic talent during her childhood and studied at Cary’s. In 1855 she went to the studio of Thomas Couture to study but her stay was truncated by illness. She touerd France with portrait painter Henry Wells, who she later married. She died in 1861 after giving birth to her third child. Several of her important works were destroyed during World War II in the bombing of Bath.