Featured in Shameless Self-Promotion August 2011.
Featured in Beautiful Blends August 2011.
Featured in Art Universe November 2011.
Featured in Remember When 2011.
Recognition Award in My Beloveds challenge in Art Universe 19th November 2012.
This is a treatment of my great-grandmother, Lucia, who died in 1906 when she was in her 40s. There is some mystery about how she died. My mother used to imagine that Lucia had had a riding accident since she found the idea so romantic. I obtained Lucia’s death certificate from Somerset House but the writing is too spidery to transcribe and be certain of the cause. The picture is a charming hand-tinted photograph, which I have been lucky enough to inherit.
The original photographer was Martin Jacolette (1850-1907) whose studios in London were at Queen’s Gate Hall in Harrington Road, South Kensington. Lucia would have posed for the portrait in the very late 1890s or early 1900s.
Read more about Lucia here