Oil Painting: Catherine Cussans (1753–1834) by John Hoppner (1758–1810), c.1790

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Oil Painting: Catherine Cussans (1753–1834) by John Hoppner (1758–1810), c.1790

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Catherine Cussans (1753–1834)
John Hoppner (1758–1810)
Oil on canvas, about 1790

Catherine Holburne married Thomas Cussans, a sugar plantation owner from Jamaica, from whom she inherited an annuity secured on his Caribbean estate and its enslaved people. She was the daughter of Admiral Holburne and the younger sister of Francis Holburne, father of this Museum’s founder Sir William Holburne. Catherine left her estate to her nephews and nieces, including William, and when the last died the residue came to the Museum’s trustees enabling them to buy the old Sydney Hotel.

The artist Hoppner was one of finest and most fashionable portrait painters in Regency England.


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