May Prinsep as Beatrice Cenci, September 1870




May Prinsep as Beatrice Cenci by Julia Margaret CameronSeptember 1870

Mary Emily (‘May’) Prinsep (1853-1931) was the daughter of Charles Robert Prinsep, born in India and later the owner of a large nutmeg plantation in Singapore. (Prinsep Street and Prinsep Place in Singapore are named for him.)

Former wife of Andrew Hichens, and later wife of Hallam Tennyson, son of Alfred Lord Tennyson.

source: Art Institute Chicago, WikiCommons,  Victorian Musings

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