Gertrude Beckett, daughter of Rizal’s landlord

| July 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

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Gertrude Beckett, to whom Rizal was attracted.

While Rizal was in London annotating the Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas, he boarded in the house of the Beckett family, within

walking distance of the British  Museum. Gertrude, a blue-eyed and buxom girl was the oldest of the three Beckett daughters. She fell in love with Rizal. Tottie helped him in his painting and sculpture. But Rizal suddenly left London for Paris to avoid Gertrude, who was seriously in love with him. Before leaving London, he was able to finish the group carving of the Beckett sisters. He gave the group carving to Gertrude as a sign of their brief relationship.

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  1. nunosapunso says:

    She looks like a man.

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