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27 September 2018, 12:30
Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and heiress of the fortune of her grandfather Thomas Coutts, whose surname she adopted. Close friend of many leading writers, actors, politicians and scientists. Highly influenced by Charles Dickens, she spent much of her inherited fortune on projects for the education and housing of the poor. Burdett-Coutts was raised to the peerage by Queen Victoria in 1871.
Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.
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