Friday, June 26, 2009

Arthur Hughes - Portrait of Mary Meade

oil on canvas
signed ARTHUR HUGHES/1870 l.r.
43 x 30"
portrait of Mary Elizabeth Blanche Mead, b 1866, daughter of the Hon Sir Robert Henry Meade and Lady Elizabeth Lascelles. The Mother died tragically just after child birth and Sir Robert married Caroline Grenfell daughter of the MP. She also died in childbirth and Mary effectively became the Mother of the son as he grew up in Taplow Court (Cliveden). Mary d in 1897. This picture descended through the family.

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