7 May 2009
Sir Oswald Joseph Hornby Birley, R.P., R.O.I. (1880-1952)
Portrait of Lady Evelyn Hester (Harrison) Miller Mundy, Countess Annesley (d.1947), full-length, in a black dress
signed and dated 'Oswald Birley/1911' and inscribed and dated 'Oswald Birley/46 Grove End Road/NW/No.1/The Countess of Annesley/1911' (on a label on the reverse of the frame)
oil on canvas
62½ x 36 in. (158.8 x 91.5 cm)
The 6th Earl and Countess of Annesley, Castlewellan Castle, Co. Down, and thence by descent to Gerald Francis Annesley, Esq., sold John Ross & Co. House sale, Belfast, 6 October, 1964, lot 279.
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Evelyn Hester Miller Mundy was the daughter of Alfred Edward Miller Mundy and Ellen Mary Palmer-Morewood. She married Francis Annesley, 6th Earl Annesley on 14 February, 1909.
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