Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

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Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts, by Sir William Charles Ross, circa 1847 - NPG 2057 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett-Coutts

by Sir William Charles Ross
watercolour on ivory, circa 1847
16 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (419 mm x 292 mm)
Transferred from Tate Gallery, 1957
Primary Collection
NPG 2057


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The daughter of the politician Sir Francis Burdett, Angela Burdett took the additional name of Coutts in 1837 when she inherited the share in Coutts Bank of her maternal grandfather, Thomas Coutts. Known as 'the richest heiress in all England', she took an active interest in the family banking business and worked keenly to improve the working conditions of women, children and animals. She was also concerned with practical ways of improving poor economies, and took a close interest in, among other projects, the Irish fishing industry and the cotton industry of South Nigeria. The friend of many distinguished figures in England, including the royal family and several Prime Ministers, she was raised to the peerage in 1871.

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