Elish Lamont (c.1800 - 1870):
Elish Lamont was born in Belfast. As an artist she was self-taught and was a most successful miniature painter. She went to England and was acquainted with Charles Dickens who had given readings in Belfast. She exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, from 1842 to 1857, and published with her sister Frances, Christmas Rhymes, Three Nights' Revelry, which she had illustrated. The book was dedicated to the Right Honorable the Lady Dufferin and Clandeboye. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1846, and among her miniatures was one of Lady Dufferin. She lived in Dublin for a period, and moved to England where she died.