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Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

(1854-1921), Society hostess and writer

Sitter in 24 portraits
American-born heiress and society figure and mother of Sir Winston Churchill. One of the first so-called 'buccaneers' to cross the ocean, setting the trend of marrying into British aristocracy. In 1867 she and her two sisters were taken to Paris by their mother, and her education and introduction to society followed the manner of the European upper classes. In 1873 she met Lord Randolph Churchill, son of the Duke of Marlborough, marrying him in 1874. During the Boer War she fund-raised to staff and equip a hospital ship, the Maine, which was active in South Africa. She authored Reminiscences of Lady Randolph Churchill , two plays and a collection of articles Short Talks on Big Subjects.

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Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon) - NPG P499

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen panel card, circa 1885
NPG P499

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Henry Van der Weyde - NPG x197266

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197266

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon) - NPG x20592

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x20592

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Walery - NPG x199035

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Walery
carbon print, published May 1891
NPG x199035

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax16177

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16177

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG x134582

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG x134582

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill as the Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41203

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill as the Empress Theodora, wife of Justinian

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 17 July 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41203

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, by Unknown photographer - NPG x139891

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Unknown photographer
silver gelatine printing-out paper print, 1902
NPG x139891

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