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Portrait of Kate Perugini by Carlo Perugini, 1870s



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DH95, 1934.3

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Perugini, Charles Edward

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This is a portrait of Kate Perugini, the second daughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens, painted by her husband Carlo Perugini around 1873-1875. Kate is depicted as a striking young woman and the painting is full of hidden meaning through symbolically placed flowers. Kate was herself an avid and accomplished artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy, London.

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Oil on canvas. The painting depicts Katey Perugini, wearing a gold and white silk dress, a black choker, pearl earrings and a white bonnet, adorned with flowers.

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