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Edith Olivier was a friend of Lady Pamela Grey, the mother of the Stephen Tennant who was in turn one of Rex Whistlers friends in The Slade School of Art in the mid 1920s. They met on holiday in Italy when Rex accompanied his friend Stephen on a family holiday. At the time, Edith was also a guest of the family. Despite the generational difference they became fast friends and remained in contact until his death in 1944. Despite her relative poverty,Edith belonged to a circle of rich and famous people and she helped to launch him into that society in which his talent was so appreciated and encouraged. Similarly Rex and his young friends encouraged Edith in her writing endevours and she was able to achieve some success as an authoress even though she only started to write in her middle years. The relationship between the two can be gleaned from Edith Oliviers diaries which have been published in book form. Laurence Whistler also comments on their relationship in his biography of his brother "The laughter and the Urn" One could say that Rex was the adored and talented son that the spinster Edith always wished for but actually I feel that they were really soul mates confounded by the disparity in their ages and the conventions of the time. He would have done a lot better with a younger Edith for a partner rather than the beautiful ,arrogant and treacherous women that he tended to fall for!!

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