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Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943)
Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943)

Portrait of Baroness Burdett Coutts

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Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples (1853-1943) Portrait of Baroness Burdett Coutts signed with monogram and dated '1893/by PS in' (lower right); and indistinctly inscribed 'B***s***f/Burdett Coutts' (on a label lower right) pencil and coloured chalks 6¾ x 4¼ in. (17.2 x 10.8 cm.)

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Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts was the first woman to be made Baroness in her own right. She devoted herself to works of charity building churchs and schools and was raised to the peerage in 1871 becoming the Baroness of Highgate and Brookfield.

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