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Mrs Ada Lewis-Hill (1844–1906)

Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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Ada Lewis-Hill (1844–1906) is depicted in this grand full-length portrait wearing a white silk or satin evening dress with a pink overlay garment which partly covers the bodice, with a decorative pearl brooch at the lace neckline of her dress and a heavy dark fur coat. Her jewellery comprises a heavy gold chain with a round charm, which she wears on her right hand, along with a fawn glove. Her left hand is ungloved and shows off her rings, worn on her wedding finger.

Royal Academy of Music





oil on canvas


H 210 x W 141.5 cm

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Acquisition method

on loan from the Southern Housing Group, since 2011

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Inscription description

H. J. Thaddeus 1890


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Royal Academy of Music

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