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Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

(1824-1858), Daughter of 5th Earl of Jersey

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers, by John Henry Robinson, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D39243

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

by John Henry Robinson, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving and etching, circa 1839
NPG D39243

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D21724

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1849)
NPG D21724

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers, by Richard James Lane, after  James Rannie Swinton - NPG D22299

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

by Richard James Lane, after James Rannie Swinton
lithograph, 1849 (1849)
NPG D22299

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers, by William Henry Mote, after  John Hayter - NPG D39242

Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Villiers

by William Henry Mote, after John Hayter
stipple engraving, 1850s
NPG D39242

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Katharine Goodwin

29 June 2020, 12:52

Lady Clementina Villiers (1824-1858) daughter of Lord and Lady Jersey. (Quote) ‘Lady Clementina Villiers was a beautiful and accomplished girl, and everybody loved her. Once when someone said to her father that “No one was perfect,” Lord Jersey replied: “There is one who is perfect - there is Clementina.” Many suitors proposed for her, a most persistent one being the Duke of d’Ossuna, a grandee of Spain, and an immensely rich man. He must have been deeply in love with the beautiful English girl, for he used to keep many drawings and portraits of Lady Clementina in his palace at Madrid. “Those whom the gods love die young,”and so it was with Clementina Villiers; she was taken ill during a visit to Germany with her mother and only returned to England to die. Her portraits were in all the “Books of Beauty” of the day, but although they faithfully portray her perfect features, they cannot convey the beauty of colour and changing expression that were her greatest charms’ (end of quote). Book published by Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, London 1909. Printed by Ballantine & Co. Limited, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London.

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