|Volume 3, page 326, sitting numer 3596.
The sitter is probably Lady Emily Harriet Pepys (1829–1891), author of a pair of tales for young people with the title Neighbourly Love; exemplified in two juvenile tales (1867). Her father was the 1st Earl of Cottenham.
Born on 21 August 1829 in London's Park Lane, she was christened on 26 September 1829 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire. She died in London on 10 February 1891 and was buried in Totteridge, Hertfordshire. She appears on the 1871 census staying at Sherborne Castle in Dorset, with her uncle, George Digby Wingfield Digby. At the time of the 1881 census she was living at 75, Victoria Street, Westminster.
I thought originally that this was the child diarist Emily Pepys (1833-1877), cousin of the above and daughter of Henry Pepys, who was the Bishop of Worcester from 1841 to 1860. However, since she married in 1854, when this portrait was taken she would have been a Lyttelton and no longer a Pepys.
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