Family Portrait of the Earl and Countess of Warwick and their son

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Date:1893 - 1897 (c.)

Description:A family portrait taken on the Great Hall steps at Warwick Castle around 1895.

Seated in the centre is Frances Evelyn Brooke, the Countess of Warwick (known as 'Daisy' since childhood). On the right is Francis, Daisy's husband and 5th Earl of Warwick. The couple married in 1881. To the left is their son Leopold (b.1882, d.1928), later to become 6th Earl.

Daisy in particular became famous for staging glamorous weekend parties in her home at Warwick Castle. These occasions were part of the high society calendar, attended by many celebrities of the time. She also shared a close personal friendship with Edward, Prince of Wales, who would later become King Edward VII. It was also around this time that Daisy became a socialist, befriending many trade unionists, and later standing as a parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party.


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1880s
George, 4th Earl of Warwick
George, 4th Earl of Warwick

A framed photographic portrait of George, 4th Earl of Warwick. He assumed this ...

1890s
Maynard, son of the 5th Earl and Countess of Warwick
Maynard, son of the 5th Earl and Countess of Warwick

A photographic portrait of Maynard, fashionably dressed in furs. It was taken in ...

1920s
Francis, 5th Earl of Warwick, and his grandaughter Felice
Francis, 5th Earl of Warwick, and his grandaughter Felice

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