Laura Russell, Lady

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Laura Russell (de Peyronnet), Lady

Birthdate: (74)
Death: Died in London, UK
Place of Burial: Chenies, Buckinghamshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Paul Louis JULES de Peyronnet and Georgiana FRANCES de Peyronnet
Wife of Lord Arthur John Edward Russell
Mother of Harold John Hastings Russell; Flora Magdalen Isabel Russell; Sir Claud Frederick William Russell; Caroline DIANA Rosalind Russell; Maj Gilbert Byng Alwyne Russell and 1 other
Sister of Marie MADELEINE Claire de Peyronnet and Isabel Raymonde Browne

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About Laura Russell, Lady

Laura de Peyronnet was born in Brussells. Her mother was English and her father a French nobleman, the Vicomte de Payronnet.She studied art in Paris. In 1865, at the British Embassy in Paris, she married Lord Arthur Russell, who was M.P for Tavistock, and whose brother was the heir to the Duke of Bedford. On the visits that she and Arthur made to the family seat at Woburn, she became fascinated by the large number of portraits of Russells of every generation. She copied many of them. It was at an early point in her marriage that she accompanied Arthur on constituency business to Tavistock. The Town Hall had recently been built. As Arthur addressed his constituents from the platform of the fine, but rather bare, hall, Laura’s mind turned to the possibilitiesof decoration. The results were soon to appear in the form of ten portraits, eight of them copies and two of them originals, painted by Laura andpresented to the town. They continued to form the nucleus of the Town Hall collection. The originals are of Sir John Trelawny and Viscount Enfield. The copies include John Pym, Sir Francis Drake, and the six members of the Russell family who, together with Laura herself, mount a silent vigil here in the heart of their old borough. The talented lady outlived her husband by eighteen years and died in Londan in 1910.



            
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Laura Russell, Lady's Timeline

1836
1836
1868
January 23, 1868
Age 32
1869
September 28, 1869
Age 33
1871
December 8, 1871
Age 35
1874
January 2, 1874
Age 38
1875
June 1, 1875
Age 39
1878
April 3, 1878
Age 42
1910
1910
Age 74
London, UK
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Chenies, Buckinghamshire, UK