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Anna Maria, Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857)

Portrait of the artist c. 1810

RCIN 420402

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A talented amateur miniaturist, Lady Anna Stanhope depicts herself in lavish sixteenth-century costume festooned with pearls and jewels, holding a carnival mask. She is fondly remembered as one of Queen Victoria’s favourite ladies-in-waiting, and as the founder of the most British of institutions, afternoon tea. No. 115