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Mrs Coventry Patmore

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Coventry Patmore (1823–1896) was an influential friend of the early Pre-Raphaelites and was instrumental in introducing them to their greatest champion, John Ruskin. He married Emily Augusta Andrews (1824–1862) in 1847. Brett's portrait of Mrs Patmore, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856, followed an earlier and less successful portrait by Millais of 1851 (now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

pre 1856

Medium

oil on card

Measurements

H 34.6 x W 29.5 cm

Accession number

WA1998.217

Acquisition method

Presented by the executors of Mary Patmore, 1998

Work type

Painting


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