Henrietta Mary Ada Ward (1832-1924)

Edward Matthew Ward (1816−1879)


Pencil study of Henrietta aged 16

Signed lower right: "E M Ward 1847"

© National Portrait Gallery, London

NPG D7706, purchased 1971

Edward and Henrietta got engaged in 1847 and married the following year. Despite the age gap (he was more than double her age), and their parents' disapproval, the marriage was a contented one. — Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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