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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

(died 1959), First wife of Sir Philip Grey-Egerton, 12th Bt; daughter of J. Wayne Cuyler

Sitter in 19 portraits
May Cuyler, daughter of a major from New Jersey, was considered one of the most beautiful women in London. She married Sir Philip Grey-Egerton, 12th Baronet of Egerton and Oulton, in London in 1893. The wedding received extensive press coverage, featuring lists of the jewels received as gifts, including a diamond tiara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1906, and her twin sons both died in action in World War I.

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x479

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x480

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30557

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1896
NPG x30558

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31363

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31364

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31365

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31366

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31367

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31368

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Mary Carolyn Campbell ('May', née Cuyler), Lady Grey-Egerton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1898
NPG x31369

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