Portrait of Helen Mary Gaskell
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898)
Oil on canvas
31 x 18 1/2 inches, 79 x 47 cm.
"Helen Mary Gaskell, born in 1859, was the daughter of Canon Melville of Worcester, and the wife of Captain Gaskell of the 9th Lancers who had visited the Middle East with Holman Hunt. Frances Horner introduced her to Burne-jones in 1892. She became an important confidante of the artist. Her correspondence with Burne-jones is in the British Museum and her collection of drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford " (Waters, 44-45).
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