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In 1874, however, following his death, she married again, this time to the artist Carlo Perugini, and, making full use of the natural talent that her father had always encouraged, began herself to work as a
professional artist.

The watercolour miniature of her father, seen right, was one of group of mementos that she later gave to her housekeeper, Ellen Eakins. At Sotheby's on July 8, it sold at £2000.