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Octavia Hill (1838-1912), Social reformer

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 2 portraits
Social reformer; influenced by Christian Socialism, and encouraged by John Ruskin in her schemes for improving the housing of the poor; devoted her life to housing reform, supervising the building of and management of numerous dwellings; widely involved in other charitable activities and a founder of the National Trust.

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Octavia Hill

possibly by a member of the Barton family
pencil, circa 1864
NPG 3804


Octavia Hill

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1898
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1746