Sir Hugh Bell, with Gertrude Bell aged 8 by Edward Poynter

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    Portrait in oils by Edward Poynter (1836-1919) in 1876 of Sir Hugh Bell, heir to the Bell Brothers industrial empire, and his daughter Gertrude Bell, aged 8, who became an explorer of Arabia and a founder of Iraq. 1876 was the year Sir Hugh remarried; it is thought the portrait was to be of the married couple, but he chose his daughter instead. Public Domain image c/o Wikimedia Commons.
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    Wikimedia Commons
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Gert
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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