Combe, Martha Howell Bennett (Pat)

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Nationality: English

Date of Birth: 1806

Place of Birth: England

Date of Death: December 7, 1893

Place of Death: Oxford, England


Martha Combe was the wife of Thomas Combe, patron of the arts. In the 1850s, Millais lived with the Combes, who were “among the first to recognize and encourage the efforts of the Pre-Raphaelite School,” and who treated Millais “with almost parental consideration.” Millais remained in contact with Mrs. Combe until her death.


Information about Mrs. Combe can be found under her husband:

Hughes, Colin. “Thomas Combe.” In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (accessed November 18, 2016).

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Combe, Martha Howell Bennett (Pat)