Harriet Jones-Loyd, Lady Wantage
Lady Wantage, 1911, by Philip Alexius de László
|Born||30 June 1837|
|Died||9 August 1920(aged 83)|
|Spouse||Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage|
|Relatives||Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone (father)|
Harriet Sarah Jones-Loyd, Lady Wantage (30 June 1837 – 9 August 1920) was a British art collector and benefactor.
She was the sole heiress to the fortune of her parents Harriet Wright and Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron Overstone, who gave her Lockinge House near Wantage as a wedding present when she married Robert Loyd-Lindsay in 1858. The couple lived at 2 Carlton Gardens, London, Lockinge House, Berks, and Overstone Park and Ardington House.
She was a benefactor to many causes, most notably nursing, for which she founded the National Aid Society (later the British Red Cross Society). For this she was awarded the Order of the Red Cross in 1883. Two years later her husband was made peer of the realm and she wrote a biography of him which was published after his death. She is known for founding Wantage Hall and Abington Park.
Her large art collection, which included Turner's High Street, Oxford, Claude Lorrain's Landscape with Psyche Outside the Palace of Cupid, and other works by modern artists as well as old masters, was largely dispersed and sold after her death.
Notable paintings in her collection were:
Landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael
Portrait of Margaretha de Geer, wife of Jacob Trip, by Rembrandt
As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe, y Jan Steen
Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, by Anthony van Dyck
- A Catalogue of pictures forming the collection of Lord and Lady Wantage at 2 Carlton Gardens, London, Lockinge House, Berks, and Overstone Park and Ardington House, catalog of art published after Baron Wantage's death in 1905
- Lord Wantage, V.C., K.C.B. ; a memoir by Harriet Sarah Loyd-Lindsay Wantage, 1907
- Catalogue of porcelain, furniture and other works of art in the collection of Lady Wantage &c. W.H. Fairbairns, Enfield, 1912. (With Oliver Brackett)
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