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See also

  • 'PORTRAIT: Bess Norriss Tait, photograph by Yvonne Gregory, The Home 1 August 1925; Portrait of Bess Norris Tait (almost certainly a self-portrait), NPG London 4054, watercolour.'.
  • 'Heritage: Section 5, plate 193', Caption: Lydia (Mrs Russell of Chelsea) n.d. (c.1906), watercolour on ivory 13.2 x 10.3 cm, signed l.r. 'Bess Norriss'. AGNSW, purchased 1910.

Initial data sources

  • Heritage: The National Women's Art Book