Previously unseen photographs will be among the highlights at an exhibition marking the centenary of the death of Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Battie-Wrightson.
The temporary exhibition, which is entitled ‘Her Ladyship’: The Life of Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson, celebrates the life of one of Cusworth Hall’s most prominent and important residents who was known as Her Ladyship during her time at Cusworth.
Cabinet member for Culture, Cllr Bill Mordue, said: "Cusworth Hall is one of our best loved attractions and Lady Isabella is an important part of its history. The exhibition brings together a fascinating selection of items owned by Lady Isabella from the collections of Doncaster Museums Service, Doncaster Archives and private loans, several of which have not been on public display before."
The exhibition will take place in the New Dining Room, which was added to the Hall by Lady Isabella in 1907, and will tell the story of her country house life in the upper echelons of society through to her resolute and independent widowhood in Edwardian Doncaster.
Highlights of the exhibition, which will run between 18 February and 5 November 2017 at Cusworth Hall Museum, include costume worn by Lady Isabella, previously unseen photographs of her, and a specially commissioned portrait of her as a young woman.
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