Pauline Jermyn, Lady Trevelyan

William Bell Scott


Oil on canvas,

21 ⅝ x 17 ⅜ inches (55 x 44.4 cm).

Wallington, Northumbria

Collection of National Trust, Wallington Hall, accession no. NT584353, by kind permission

Pauline Trevelyan was both a friend and a patron of the Pre-Raphaelites. She was born Pauline Jermyn on 25 January 1816 at Hawkedon Parsonage in Hawkedon in Suffolk, the eldest child of the Revd. Dr. George Bitton Jermyn and his wife Catherine Rowland. Within a year or two of her birth her father became the vicar of Swaffham Prior, near Cambridge, and this is where she grew up. She was educated at home by governesses and tutors and at an early age learnt Greek, Latin, French, German and Italian. [Continued below]

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