‘Sad News’ Maud Porter Oils, 36 x 28 inches

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We un­der­stand that the sit­ter was Hilda Caro­line Chichester (born 1876), who mar­ried Sir Vic­tor Sey­mour Corko­ran. As the let­ter she holds bears the logo of the White Star Line, it may be con­jec­tured that it con­tains news of the Ti­tanic dis­as­ter – her Jack Rus­sell ter­rier is clearly sym­pa­thetic.

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