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Edith, Lady Playfair (ca. 1855-1932)
Date: 1894
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 1905.194
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Edith Russell, the daughter of Samuel Hammond Russell of Boston, became the third wife of Sir Lyon Playfair (1819-98), the first Baron Playfair of Saint Andrews, in 1878. The Playfairs lived in England. Lady Playfair married Robert Fleming Crooks in 1901.


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