COLLIS, Margaret [Langton]. A mid-19th century cut silhouette on card with gold painted highlights of a young lady, mounted in a lacquered papier-mâché frame (4.5 x 5 inches) with a brass suspender mount of a bird. On the reverse is a pencil inscription Margaret Collis d 1875, and on the reverse of the card is a truncated inscription of the same name.
This is believed to be Margaret Langton Collis (1825-1875) née Freeman, born in Northampton, who married the architect and surveyor James Collis in 1845. In the 1871 census the family are living in Kidbrooke, Woolwich, Kent, with their 7 children.