L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Lady Wantage, by de László, 1911
Baroness Wantage of Lockinge (1837 - 9 August 1920),
peeress and wife of Brigadier-General Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, 1st
Baron Wantage, British soldier, politician, philanthropist, and one of
the founders of the organization that was the forerunner of the British
Red Cross Society. She was born the Honorable Harriet Sarah Jones-Loyd,
the only surviving child and heiress of Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st and last
Baron Overstone, one of the richest men in Great Britain; when his
daughter married in 1858, he endowed the couple with a considerable
fortune and the Lockinge estate near Wantage. In her own right, Lady
Wantage was a noted philanthropist, taking a great interest in hospital
and nursing work, and became a respected and much loved figure. The
couple had no children.
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.