Title Sarah Ponsonby (left) and Lady Eleanor Butler, known as the Ladies of Llangollen, outside with a dog. Lithograph by J.H. Lynch, 183-, after Mary Parker (later Lady Leighton), 1828.
Imprint [London?] : Day & Haghe, lithrs. to the Queen. Entd. at Sta. Hall, [between 1830 and 1839?]



Access Location Shelfmark Availability
 Online request  Closed stores Iconographic  Available
 Online request  Closed stores Iconographic  Available
Physical description 1 print : lithograph ; image 22.3 x 17.4 cm
References Elizabeth Mavor, The ladies of Llangollen: a study in romantic friendship, Harmondsworth 1973, p. 204
Lettering note Lettering includes facsimile signature of each of the sitters
Summary The sitters shared a "romantic friendship": on the meanings and connotations of this term at the time see Mavor, op. cit., chapter 5, "'Impossibilities ... whenever two Ladies live too much together' Mrs Piozzi, Thraliana"
In the background, a grotto incorporating a mediaeval font from Valle Crucis Abbey, near Llangollen: Mavor, op. cit., p. 204
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 2444i
Note After: clandestine drawings by Lady Leighton of the two ladies in their library (Mavor, op. cit. pp. 186, 204), with the costumes and the landscape presumably added by Lynch
Lettering The Rt. Honble. Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss Ponsonby "The Ladies of Llangollen". S. Ponsonby Died Decr. 8th 1831, aged 74. Eleanor Butler Died June 2nd 1829, aged 90. Drawn on stone by J.H. Lynch.
Author, etc. Leighton, Mary, Lady, active approximately 1828.
Lynch, James Henry, -1868.
Subject name Butler, Eleanor, Lady, 1738 or 1739-1829.
Ponsonby, Sarah, 1754 or 1755-1831.
Topic-LCSH Recluses.
Dogs.
Lesbians.
Genre/Technique Portrait prints.
Lithographs.
Copy photo no. L 32283
V 7359
System no. .b11655203
Record no. 2444i
book jacket