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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838) by Valentine Green, pubd 1787 (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Medd [née Crowley], Mary Beaumont (1907–2005), architect and educationist, was born at 31 Wilmer Drive, Heaton, Bradford, on 4 August 1907, the younger daughter of Ralph Henry Crowley (1869–1953), physician, and his wife, Muriel, née Priestman (1880–1975). Her mother came from a local Quaker family of wool manufacturers with a tradition of philanthropy and culture. At the time of ...

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Youngman, Nancy Mayhew [Nan] (1906–1995), painter and art educationist, was born in Lensfield House, Maidstone, Kent, on 28 June 1906, the daughter of John Henry Youngman (1868?–c.1948), a partner in the corn merchants Bradley, Taylor, and Youngman, and his wife, Adelaide Edith (Bida), ...

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Nancy Mayhew Youngman (1906–1995) self-portrait, 1948 © reserved; private collection / Photograph © Nat Rea