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Langtry painting going on display
Lillie Langtry
Lillie Langtry was born in Jersey in 1853
A new picture of the Jersey-born mistress of the Prince of Wales - the future King Edward VII - has been hung in the island's museum.

The picture of Jersey actress Lillie Langtry, by Sir John Lavey, has been loaned to the Heritage Trust by local collector David Gainsborough-Roberts.

It shows her dressed as a bacchante, the creature which accompanies Bacchus the god of wine.

It was drawn in 1889 at the Glasgow Art Club's Grand Costume Ball.

Langtry was born in 1853 - the only daughter of the Rev William Corbet le Breton, the Dean of Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

She was a celebrity of her day with friends including Oscar Wilde and James McNeil Whistler.


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