Elizabeth Gyde (1817–1895)

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Elizabeth Gyde was Richard Jefferies' mother. The painting is taken from a daguerreotype – an early form of photograph – and copied on porcelain by Margaret Gyde, a cousin of Richard Jefferies.

Richard Jefferies' House and Museum



Elizabeth Gyde (1817–1895)


oil on ivory


H 15.5 x W 11.5 cm

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donated by Christine Billing

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