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Delia Dorothy (née O'Sullivan), Lady Lucas

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Delia Dorothy (née O'Sullivan), Lady Lucas

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 20 November 1915
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x80848

Sitterback to top

  • Delia Dorothy (née O'Sullivan), Lady Lucas (1876-1966), Actress; former wife of Hon. Robert de la Poer Horsley-Beresford and of Sir Charles P. Huntington, 3rd Bt, and later wife of Sir Edward L. Lucas, 3rd Bt; daughter of Daniel John O'Sullivan. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 42745 portraits.

Events of 1915back to top

Current affairs

The Times Newspaper reports that Britain's Army is suffering from a lack of Ammunition Shells, pointing the finger of blame at the Liberal government. The Shell Scandal forced Asquith to form a new coalition government, bringing Conservatives into the cabinet and demonstrating the need to gear the whole country's economy towards the war effort.

Art and science

As the threat from aerial attack increased, the decision was made to protect the national art collections by storing them in basements or in locations outside London. On 15th October the National Portrait Gallery under the directorship of Sir Charles John Holmes closed its doors to the public and removed paintings from the walls.

International

Stalemate ensues on the Western Front and trench warfare begins as both sides take up defensive positions. While offensive strategies become futile, serious loss of life occurs with the first deployment of tanks and the use of poison gas.
Albert Einstein publishes his General Theory of Relativity, a model of gravitation and cosmology.

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Neil Hatfield ('Philips' archivist)

30 December 2018, 17:43

Delia Dorothy was born at The Grange Killarney in 1876 to Daniel O'Sullivan-Beare and Mary nee McCarthy. She had 3 sisters Anne, Katie and Eileen Mary (later Mrs Mark Hibbert Philips). She was an actress and her most prominent role was in 'The Girl from Kay's which ran at The Apollo Theatre, London in 1902. By then she was married to Seton Robert de la Poer Horsley Beresford known as Bob whom she had married in 1899. She divorced him in 1909 and married the same year Sir Charles Philip Huntington whom she divorced in 1928 and married the same year Sir Edward L Lucas! She died in 1966 registered as Delia Huntington!!

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