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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury and family

1 of 7 portraits of Alice Augusta Laurentia Lane (nee Fox-Pitt-Rivers), Baroness Avebury

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury and family, by Edgar Davey Lavender, early 1890s - NPG x29790 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury and family

by Edgar Davey Lavender
bromide print, early 1890s
10 1/2in. x 9 3/8in. (268 mm x 237 mm)
Given by Sheila Grant Duff, 1986
Photographs Collection
NPG x29790


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This photograph shows Lubbock with his second wife Alice (née Fox-Pitt-Rivers) and three of his eleven children: son Harold and daughters Irene and Ursula. They stand at the entrance to High Elms, the family's country home near Downe in Kent. In 1841, Lubbock's father Sir John William Lubbock (1803-65), built this Italianate mansion in the grounds of the family estate. The house was later destroyed by fire, but in 1965 the grounds became High Elms Country Park in the London Borough of Bromley.