From Devon Record Office, a collection of ‘Portraits of Devonshire Characters’ by an artist called Tucker. Dated 1870-1873.

Number 3 carries the caption “Miss ______ Daughter of an English Merchant in West Africa sent to England to be educated”, with the (probably ironic) subtitle ‘Fairest of the Fair’.

Number 7 is entitled “Prince of Abyssinia sketched at St Davids station” and is almost certainly a drawing of Prince Alemayehu, son of Tewodros II of Ethiopia, who killed himself after the Battle of Magdala, 1868.

Photographs by Ghee Bowman, with acknowledgements to Devon Record Office