Eugénie Hamerton, née Gindriez, was the daughter of a French republican ex-prefect, who had refused employment under the Empire. In 1858 she married the etcher and art critic Philip Gilbert Hamerton. They lived in Scotland on the islet of Innistrynich on Loch Awe. Their son died in 1888. She was still alive 1897.
Eugénie Hamerton was the author of Jeanne Laraguaing: A Novel (1864), The Mirror of Truth and Other Marvellous Histories, illustrated by C. O. Murray (1875), Golden Mediocrity: A Novel (1886), Philip Gilbert Hamerton: An Autobiography 1834-1858 and a memoir by his wife 1858-1894 (1897).
R. G., 'Philip Gilbert Hamerton', 1901, Dictionary of National Biography Online, Oxford, 1997 (accessed 3 October 2003); Project Gutenberg at www.gutenberg.org (accessed 2005).