Shelley Sunday: Hellen & Margaret

 “This miniature shows the longest-lived of Shelley’s sisters, Hellen and Margaret. Margaret (on the right) appears to be wearing the necklace made from Mary Wollstonecraft’s hair. The sitting was probably arranged by Lady Shelley, who was always keen to bring the various branches of the family together. She engaged the best artist: Sir William Ross was the foremost miniaturist of his day and a favourite of Queen Victoria.”

– From Shelley’s Ghost, Bodleian Library, Oxford


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