Proceeds from a sale of the work exhibited at the Women's Industrial Exhibition in 1888 (the Exhibition of Women's Industries and Centenary Fair) financed the Temporary Aid Society, which lent money to women in financial difficulty. The exhibition was organised by Lady Mary Elizabeth (Bolton) Windeyer (1836-1912).

Lady Mary was a philanthropist and charity worker, and Foundation President of the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales.

Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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