Eleanor Clayton

Eleanor C[reathorn], 1834-1900; b. Dublin, dg. of Benjamin Clayton, painter; to London, c.1864; designed cards and calendars of Rimmell’s in the Strand; rom. novels for Tinsley; Cruel Fortune (1865), a simple-minded melodrama on high-society vices; Playing for Love (1876), an art novel set in the 1840s; A Girl’s Destiny (1882), a father’s will requires a son to marry a woman with whom he has unknowingly fallen in love; m. late to James Needham. SUTH