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Sir Oswald Joseph Hornby Birley, R.P., R.O.I. (1880-1952)
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Sir Oswald Joseph Hornby Birley, R.P., R.O.I. (1880-1952)

Portrait of Mark Birley (1930-2007), as a boy

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Sir Oswald Joseph Hornby Birley, R.P., R.O.I. (1880-1952)
Portrait of Mark Birley (1930-2007), as a boy
signed and dated 'O H B/1938' (lower right) and inscribed 'To Rhoda' (lower left)
oil on canvas, unframed
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Mark Birley was the son of the society portrait painter Sir Oswald Birley and his wife Rhoda, to whom this portrait is dedicated. In 1963 he founded  the renowned members club Annabel's, in Mayfair, named after his then wife, Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart. 
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