The wife of that eminent artist, Mr. Seymour Lucas, whose splendid collection of historical costumes has been acquired for the new London Museum, is not only herself an exceptionally clever painter, but is lineally descended from Antonius Cornelissen, of Antwerp, patron of the fine arts and friend of Van Dyck, who painted his portrait. A daughter of Rubens married into the Cornelissen family. Mrs. Lucas was born in Paris in 1855, receiving her early education there and in London and Germany. Like her husband, she also became a student, and eventually an exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Among her better-known works are those charming paintings, . " We are but Little Children Weak " and "Weighed and Found Wanting." Mr. and Mrs. Lucas were married in 1877, and live in a charming house in the North of London. Mrs. Lucas has a preference for painting little children, whom she considers most fascinating models.
Mrs. Seymour Lucas E. H. Mills