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  • Of Mary Ward - oil on canvas - Elizabeth Harbutt & Joseph Bunker portrait
  • Of Mary Ward - oil on canvas - Elizabeth Harbutt & Joseph Bunker portrait
  • Of Mary Ward - oil on canvas - Elizabeth Harbutt & Joseph Bunker portrait
  • Of Mary Ward - oil on canvas - Elizabeth Harbutt & Joseph Bunker portrait

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Lot 12

Description

Elizabeth Cambridge Harbutt (b. 1847-1930) and Joseph Bunker (fl. 1800s-1890s)

Portrait of Mary Ward

Oil on canvas

Signed Harbutt and Bunker 1882 lower right

89 x 69cm

*Ward (Anglo-Irish, 1827-1869) was a naturalist, astronomer, microscopist, author and artist. Ward was one of only three women on the mailing list for the Royal Astronomical Society (also to include Queen Victoria and Mary Somerville). She died aged 42, after she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. As the event occurred in 1869, she is the first person known to have been killed by a motor vehicle.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Hammer Price: £1400