Florence Jane Helen Wellesley, Lady Nunburnholme, OBE (1853 -1932)
Edward Hughes (Islington 1832 - London 1908)
Lady Nunburnholme had a great interest in horse racing, an enthusiasm which she shared with her daughter Lady Chesterfield, if was her horse Sun Castle which won the St Ledger in 1941
Oil painting on canvas, a three-quarter-length portrait of a young woman seated, turned to left, with a garden background. Shows Florence Jane Helen Wilson (nee Wellesley), Lady Nunburnholme (from 1906), OBE (1853 -1932) by Edward Hughes (Islington 1832 - London 1908). 1887. She was the daughter of Colonel William Wellesley and great niece of the 1st Duke of Wellington. In 1871 she married Charles Wilson (1833-1907) (Lord Nunburnholme from 1906) of the Thomas Wilson & Sons Shipping Line, Hull. They lived at Warter Priory nr Pocklington, East Yorkshire. They had seven children, including Enid, later Lady Chesterfield of Beningbrough Hall.
Chesterfield Collection; House Sale, Curtis and Hewson, June 1958, lot no. 1130; purchased by the sitter's younger daughter, Gladys, wife of 2nd Lord Chaplin and subsequently donated to the National Trust in 1961, by Gavin Fairfax Esq, Acomb House, York.
Makers and roles
Edward Hughes (Islington 1832 - London 1908), artist