• Portrait of Lady Clementina Villiers aged eight -
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    Full-length in a garden, holding a hat

    Signed in gold lower right: A.E. Chalon R.A. 1832.

    Watercolour heightened with stopping out

    40.4 x 26.7 cm., 15 ? x 10 ? in.

     

    Engraved:

    By H.T. Ryall for Heath?s Gallery, 1834

     

    Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers (1824-1858) was one of the seven children of the 5th Earl of Jersey and the goddaughter of the Duke of Wellington. Her mother Lady Jersey was one of the Grandes Dames of London Society at the time and Clementina was a famous beauty. Many men asked for her hand in marriage, the most persistent being the Duke of Osasuna. She was taken ill with a fever however while in Germany in 1858 and returned to the family home at Middleton Park, Oxfordshire where she died.

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