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Emilia Francis (nee Strong), Lady Dilke

1 of 5 portraits of Emilia Francis (nee Strong), Lady Dilke

Emilia Francis (nee Strong), Lady Dilke, by Pauline, Lady Trevelyan (nee Jermyn), and  Laura Capel Lofft (later Lady Trevelyan), circa 1864 - NPG 1828a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Emilia Francis (nee Strong), Lady Dilke

by Pauline, Lady Trevelyan (nee Jermyn), and Laura Capel Lofft (later Lady Trevelyan)
oil on millboard, circa 1864
10 in. x 7 1/8 in. (254 mm x 181 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's husband, Mark Pattison, 1919
Primary Collection
NPG 1828a


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  • Emilia Francis (nee Strong), Lady Dilke (1840-1904), Art historian and trade unionist; former wife of Mark Pattison and second wife of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 2nd Bt. Sitter in 5 portraits.

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The earlier of these two portraits shows Dilke as an artist, recorded by her friend Pauline, Lady Trevelyan, who had commissioned Dilke to provide decorative panels for her house at Wallington. Dilke's dress shows the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The later portrait by Camino shows Dilke as an established art historian, in a costume inspired by eighteenth-century French fashions.

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