The Artistic and Architectural Patronage of Angela Burdett Coutts

Susan Lewis

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This thesis focuses on the life and artistic patronage of the Victorian philanthropist, Angela Burdett Coutts. The daughter of both an aristocrat and a member of the nouveau riche, Burdett Coutts was the product of both the new and old world of Victorian society and this thesis explores the ways in which Burdett Coutts fashioned an identity as a member of the aristocratic elite through her patronage of art and architecure. It explores the ways in which taste, gender and class are reflected in her collecting practice and examines her role as a patron through three case studies, as art collector, philanthropist and patron of architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Cowling, Mary, Supervisor
Award date1 Jan 2012
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012


  • victorian art patronage
  • victorian female patronage
  • female architectural patronage
  • victorian female art collectors
  • Angela Burdett Coutts

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