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Date:1865 - 1880 (c.)

Description:This black lace mantilla - worn over the head and round the shoulders - belonged to the local author George Eliot. She can be seen wearing it in a chalk portrait drawn in 1865 by Sir Frederick Burton (1816-1900); and in an ink drawing by Lowes Cato Dickinson
dated 1872. Both portraits are in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) was a local authoress based in the Coventry and Nuneaton district, from 1819-1880.


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Barley Jug - side
Barley Jug - side

This jug is made from Staffordshire pottery and is thought to have belonged to Mr. ...


These gloves, made from cream kid leather, belonged to the author George Eliot. George ...

Piano - keyboard
Piano - keyboard

This piano belonged to local author George Eliot, who was given it by her partner ...

Bust of George Eliot - side
Bust of George Eliot - side

This bust in Parian ware depicts George Eliot, and is inscribed E-L-I-O-T at its ...

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Donor ref:X/EN155 (51/11666)

Source: Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

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