Beatrice Pompilia Legge

British teacher and musician (1906 - 1992) and daughter of James Granville Legge (1861 - 1940), former director of education in Liverpool

Legge was the daughter of James Granville Legge (1861 - 1940), former director of education in Liverpool, and his wife, Josephine Makins (died 1957). Her grandfather, James Legge (1815 - 1897), was the first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford. She was born in 1906, the youngest of three sisters. The eldest, Cecilia Mirèio Legge (1900 - 1963), was an artist. Her other sister, Mary Dominica Legge (1905 - 1986), who was a French scholar and historian. Beatrice became a teacher at Royal Holloway College, in Englefield Green, Surrey.

Beatrice and Mary presented a small collection of important watercolours, drawings and paintings to the Walker Art Gallery in 1965 and 1987 from their late father's collection through The Art Fund.

Along with her sister Mary Dominica she also gave a group of objects from Asia, Antiquities and Physical Sciences as a bequest in memory of her sister Celilia Mireio in 1963.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1906
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    1992
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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