Art and artists played a major part in Maud Russell’s life. The most important of these was Boris Anrep, a Russian-born artist, famed for his mosaics. He became her partner after the death of her husband Gilbert, and she decorated Mottisfont with two of his mosaics. One of these is The Angel of Mottisfont, hidden on the exterior of the main house. Look carefully at the figure – surely a portrait of Maud herself?