Christina Herringham (born Powell) was the daughter of a Stockbroker who was an amateur art collector. She became a talented copyist of famous paintings and later, an artist in her own right. One of her particular accomplishments was the use of the oily ‘tempera’ paint and she founded the Society of Painters in Tempera.
Herringham also helped found the National Art Fund, worked on book translations and was on the committee of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. Unfortunately, mental illness cut her artistic career short.