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Sarah Marriott Carson

(circa 1821-1899), Wife of James Carson

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Sarah Marriott Carson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax62940

Sarah Marriott Carson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 21 May 1863
NPG Ax62940

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Christopher Foley

14 April 2020, 19:31

She was the wife of James Simpson Carson and was a collector of antiques, including a Madonna and Child from the circle of Van Eyck (recently acquired by Bruges Museum) and formerly in the collection of Lucien Bonaparte. She also collected items with historical associations including "Oliver Cromwell's shoes" (pinch of salt required). The Simpson Carson family owned the Albion sugar plantation in Jamaica, which was sold to pay debts in 1889. She lived in 1909 at 33 Gloucester Place off Portman Square when she lent the Madonna to the Burlington Magazine Exhibition.

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