Mrs Mary Sandys

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Actress. First sat for the artist Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) in Norwich at the age of seventeen. From the 1860s they lived as man and wife, she was known as Mrs Sandys, though they could not marry. Frederick Sandys had married as a young man and never divorced. Mary bore him at least ten children, of whom the eldest Maura Neville, was born in 1867.