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A portrait painted by Oswald Birley of my mother, aged 19. Oswald Birley was a patient of my grandfather, Dr Edmund Howard Barrett. Finding it difficult to pay the doctor's fees, he offered to paint my Grandfather's portrait. My Grandfather replied "I'm too old and ugly; paint my daughter instead!" My mother appears in the uniform of the "Female Army Nursing Yeomanry" (FANY) a World War One unit. In true British style, she is "Doing her bit."
in Iver, Buckinghamshire County, England United Kingdom


Wynona McDonald Nice. Reminds me of the "Girl with the Pearl Earring".
Mar 26, 2015 · Reply
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