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In spring 1827, British society was all aflutter at the excitement and intrigue surrounding the trial of British diplomat Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his brother William at Lancaster Castle.
Ellen, who is depicted in this portrait, married her father's neighbour Thomas Legh of Lyme Park, one of the magistrates involved in the trial. Tragically she died in childbirth in 1831. Edward went on to live a long and productive life. He is remembered as one of the key figures involved in the colonisation of New Zealand, along with three of his brothers.
oil on canvas
H 67.7 x W 59 cm (E)
bequeathed by Irene Ackroyd Hardman, 1977
H Wyatt Pinxt