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Patricia Frances Mary Fielden Nemon-Stuart (née Villiers-Stuart)

(1910-1998), Wife of Oscar Nemon; daughter of Patrick Villiers-Stuart

Sitter in 2 portraits
Patricia Villiers-Stuart married the sculptor Oscar Nemon in 1944. She had been critically ill in hospital, and Nemon, upon discovering that a distant acquaintance, Sir Ernst Chain, was working on penicillin, rushed to Chain's home in despair. Penicillin was still at the laboratory stage, but Chain agreed to help Patricia. Nemon's diary recalls: 'He brought the penicillin in its test-tube straight from the laboratory [...] The treatment was carried out in the greatest secrecy, and it saved her life.'

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Oscar Nemon and family, by Francis Goodman - NPG x199981

Oscar Nemon and family

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x199981

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