CAVENDISH-BENTINCK (Winifred Anna, 1863-1954, Duchess of Portland, Humanitarian and Animal Welfare Activist)

Fine Photo by Alice Hughes signed and dated showing the Duchess with her eldest child Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet (1890-1994, she married Captain Michael Erskine-Wemyss) standing at her knee, the Duchess is wearing a fine velvet dress and the baby a white lace dress and hat,

In 1889, she persuaded the duke to use a large portion of his horseracing winnings to build almshouses at Welbeck, which he named "The Winnings." She cared greatly for the local miners and supported them by paying for medical treatments, and organising cooking and sewing classes for their daughters. She also sponsored a miner, with an interest in art, to study in London.

Item Date:  0

Stock No:  40609      £275



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