Basset, Lady Elizabeth. (2 of 4). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London, United Kingdom

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    Basset, Lady Elizabeth, 1908-2000 (speaker, female)

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    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 2. Lady Elizabeth Basset [EB] remarks on her uncle Bob (Lord Wendover) who was painted by Philip de László [PL]. Mentions that her brother was painted by Halliday. Discussion of other relatives painted by PL. Mentions that her family owns Lady Charlotte Legge and Lady Faversham paintings. EB remarks on her ancestors and paintings. Comments on her grandmother who was a Coke. Anecdote about family Christmas. Comments on her Grandfather (father’s father). EB’s parents had house in Patsall. EB describes paintings and photographs in her father’s house and their inclusion in Richard Wilson’s exhibition. Remarks on playing games as a child in Patsall. Mentions paintings made of herself now in her son’s possession. EB mentions that her grandparents (mother’s side) owned High Wycombe, Wycome Abbey. Remarks on her grandfather’s political leanings. EB’s grandmother was lady-in-waiting to Queen Alexandra. Grandfather friend of King Edward’s. Lent Abergenny by Queen Victoria where EB’s parents would go as children.

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