Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham (1889).

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Photos: Jonathan Russell.

Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham were the sons of Dr. Wilmot Parker Herringham and Christiana Jane Powell. The children’s mother, Christiana (1852-1929), was a committed suffragist and an artist in her own right. Her artistic interests included recording Indian art and reviving medieval tempera techniques. She translated into English the Italian artist Cennino Cennini‘s book, written about the year 1400, on painting techniques. She also founded the National Art Collections Fund. Christopher sadly developed acute rheumatoid artheritis in 1891 aged only nine, and died two years later. This devestated his mother who suffered periodic mental health issues for the rest of her life. A small selection of her work is displayed below:

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