Octavia Hill(1838-1912), Social reformer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Octavia Hill was a social reformer who is now best known for co-founding the National Trust with Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley and Sir Robert Hunter in 1895. This remarkable achievement was equalled by her philanthropic work to improve the homes of the poor and campaign for social and housing reform.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Thomas Southwood Smith (grandfather)