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Blog post from Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

[Eleanor Elizabeth Stephen, ca. 1859]

This miniature is believed to portray Eleanor Elizabeth Stephen (1839-1861) and was painted two years before her death at the age of 21.

Eleanor was the third surviving daughter of Sir Alfred and Lady Eleanor Stephen. She fell ill and died on 7 February 1861; tragically her grandmother Eleanor Martha Bedford was overcome with distress and died later that day.