John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908) painter. Studied with G. F. Watts, through whom he entered the Pre-Raphaelite artistic circle at 'Little Holland House', where he met D. G. Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. After renting Norwood Farm on Old Common, Stanhope married in 1859 and had a house, called 'Sandroyd', designed for him by Philip Webb in 1860, on Fairmile Common, near Cobham. Because of his severe asthma he wintered abroad from 1865 and in 1880 moved permanently to the Villa Nuti, Bellosguardo, near Florence.