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Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854-1921), Society hostess and writer

Sitter in 22 portraits
Lady Randolph Churchill was an American-born society figure, remembered chiefly as the mother of Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister. 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, and they were married the following year. During the Boer War she raised money for and staffed and equipped a hospital ship, the Maine, which was active in South Africa. Her written works include: Reminiscences of Lady Randolph Churchill (1908), two plays and Short Talks on Big Subjects (1916), a collection of articles.

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P499

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

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

x197266

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

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

x20592

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

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

Ax16177

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

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

x134582

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

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

D23386

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

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1900 or before
NPG D23386