Ethel Egerton Blount (nee Hine) born in 1864 was one of fourteen children of Henry George Hine (1811-1985) the watercolour landscape painter and Mary Ann Eliza Egerton, her mother’s maiden name of Egerton appears in most of the children’s middle names. Ethel was born in St Pancras, London. For the next twenty years Ethel was living in Hampstead:
- In 1871 she is recorded on the census as living at 26 Park Road, Hampstead.
- In 1881 the family were living at 130 Haverstock Hill, Ethel then 17 was recorded on the census as an ‘art student’.
- In 1891 she had married the artist Godfrey Blount and they were living together in 1 Church Row Mews, Hampstead.
|Applique work portiere, designed by Godfrey Blount, Executed by the Class, Haslemere, Studio International 11-13, 1898|