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Edward Bouverie Pusey with his family at breakfast

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Edward Bouverie Pusey with his family at breakfast

by Clara Pusey
pencil, pen and ink, 1856
7 1/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (181 mm x 226 mm)
Purchased, 1967
Primary Collection
NPG 4541(4a)

Artistback to top

  • Clara Pusey (1835-1911), Artist; wife of Francis Charteris Fletcher; daughter of Philip Pusey and Emily Frances Theresa Pusey (née Herbert). Artist or producer of 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • James Gram Brine (circa 1821-died 1901), Clergyman; husband of Mary Amelia Bouverie-Pusey. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mary Amelia Brine (née Bouverie-Pusey) (1833-1910), Daughter of Edward Bouverie Pusey and Maria Catherine Barker; wife of Reverend James Gram Brine. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • a servant to the Pusey family (active 1856), Domestic servant. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Alice Herbert (active 1856), Cousin of Clara Pusey. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Clara Pusey (1835-1911), Artist; wife of Francis Charteris Fletcher; daughter of Philip Pusey and Emily Frances Theresa Pusey (née Herbert). Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist or producer of 7 portraits.
  • Edith Lucy Bouverie Pusey (1831-1904), Daughter of Philip Pusey and Emily Frances Theresa Pusey (née Herbert). Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Church of England clergyman and university professor; a leader of the Oxford Movement. Sitter in 14 portraits.
  • Sidney Edward Pusey (1839-1911), Son of Philip Pusey and Emily Frances Theresa Pusey (née Herbert); Author. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Robinson (active 1856). Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Anna James, Pusey House Library, Oxford

22 August 2019, 15:03

Dear NPG
Clara Pusey, artist of 7 images in the NPG collection (chiefly members of the Pusey family) died 3 February 1911. From 30 October 1862 her name was Clara Fletcher.
Best wishes
Anna James
Librarian & Archivist
Pusey House, Oxford

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