Venetia James
Venetia James (1861–1948) was a London society hostess and racehorse breeder. Born into the Cavendish-Bentinck family, she married the racehorse owner and breeder Arthur James in 1885. After her husband's death in 1917, James continued to breed horses and participate in races, winning the Victoria Cup and 1932 Coronation Cup. She had close relations to the Royal Family, being godmother to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.Painting: Samuel Luke Fildes