Richard Cosway, R.A. (1742-1821), English
"Portrait of a Lady", Lady Elizabeth Foster, later Duchess of Devonshire, 18th century
Oil on canvas
La Salle University Art Museum
Christmas Decorations On the Disused Comadore Criterion Building, Madison Square, New York City Photograph by Ed Rozden
John Lennon (pulling his famous monkey face!) with his Aunt Harrie, Uncle Norman, cousin Leila, and her two brothers (of of them is named David but I’m not sure which). Norman was Harrie’s second husband, her first having been Ali Hafez who was Egyptian.
Leila and John kept in contact his entire life and remained close until the end. They regularly communicated through mail, asked each other for photos of their children, how the spouse was doing, etc. In many of Johns letters to Leila he spoke of Julian more than Sean, and talked about how he couldn’t wait for the day when they would be very close and could be together and happy.
John is probably around 13 in this picture. Maybe. I could be so wrong though.