Rose Champion de Crespigny (1859-1935)
- Rose Champion de Crespigny (1859-1935)
- HMS Victory Entering The Downs With The Body Of Lord Nelson, 1805
- Watercolor on paper
- 29 ½ x 57 ½ inches
- Signed lower right
An English novelist and artist, Rose Champion de Crespigny [nee Annie Rose Charlotte Key] was born in 1859 in Kensington, England to Lady Charlotte Lavinia McNeil and Admiral Sir Astley Cooper Key, a Royal Navy officer. Admiral Cooper Key was appointed the principal naval aide de-camp to the Queen in 1879. Rose was raised in naval ports including Greenwich and received an education with an emphasis on science.