Frances Bunsen

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Baroness Frances Waddington Bunsen (1791 – April 1876) was a Welsh painter and author, the wife of Christian Charles Josias Bunsen, and the older sister of Lady Llanover.

She was born at Dunston Park in Bedfordshire, one of the five daughters of landowner Benjamin Waddington, and later lived at "Tŷ Uchaf", Llanover, Monmouthshire. Her mother was a great niece of Mary Delany. Frances was a talented watercolour painter. Several of her pictures are owned by Newport City Council. In July 1817 she married Baron Bunsen, who later became German ambassador to Britain. After his death in 1860, she published a memoir of his life: A Memoir of Baron Bunsen, Drawn Chiefly from Family Papers, by His Widow, Frances, Baroness Bunsen (1868).



  • Swansea (1808)
  • Hills beyond Crickhowell (1808)
  • Monmouth (1810)
  • Basaleg Church (1813)
  • Tredegar Park (1813)
  • Abergavenny Church (1838)
  • Abercarn (1847)


  • Memoir of Baron Bunsen (1868)
  • Hare, Life and Letters of Frances, Baroness Bunsen (London, 1882)

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