|Identified verso as ‘Lady Leven’, this is probably the second wife of John Thornton Leslie-Melville, 9th Earl of Leven. Born Sophia Thornton, fourth daughter of Henry Thornton M.P., she married John Thornton Leslie-Melville on 23 April 1834. One of her sons eventually succeeded his half-brother as 11th Earl of Leven.
Sophia, Countess of Leven and Melville, died on 28 June 1887, aged 81. The death was registered in the Wandsworth district of London.
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