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Dido Belle Canvas


$15.99

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Story

<p>Dido Elizabeth Belle was a British heiress and a member of the Lindsay family of Evelix. She was born into slavery and illegitimate; her mother, Maria Belle, was an African slave in the British West Indies. <br /><br> Her father was Sir John Lindsay, a British career naval officer who was stationed there. Her father was knighted and promoted to admiral.Lindsay took Belle with him when he returned to England in 1765, entrusting her upbringing to his uncle William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, and his wife Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Mansfield. <br /> <br> The Murrays educated Belle, bringing her up as a free gentlewoman at their Kenwood House, together with another great-niece, Lady Elizabeth Murray, whose mother had died. Lady Elizabeth and Belle were second cousins. <br> <br>Belle lived there for 30 years. In his will of 1793, Lord Mansfield conferred her freedom and provided an outright sum and an annuity to her, making her an heiress.</p>

Materials

Our fine art canvases transform any image into a beautiful work of art. Each one is produced using a giclée fine art printing process and hand finished by our experienced canvas framing team. - 100+ year colour guarantee - Two canvas edge finishing options: white, or image wrap - Professional artist stretcher bars milled from the finest quality kiln-dried knotless pine - Our canvas material is a finely textured artist-grade cotton canvas which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.