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Field-Marshall Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd

Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley, RA

Field-Marshall Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm


Oil painting on canvas, Field-Marshall Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd GCB, GCVO, KCMG (1871-1947) by Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley (Auckland 1880 - 1952), signed and dated, bottom left: Oswald Birley 1943.A half- length portrait to right in uniform of field marshal, holding his baton. In 1896 he married Diana Langton and in 1926 on the death of her brother, Stephen Langton Massingberd, who died withhout issue, assumed the additional surname of Massingberd.
He was Adjutant General,1931-33,C.I.G.S.,1933-36. In 1935 was made a Field-Marshal. Portrait painted subsequent to the compilation of 1944 catalogue. Lady Montgomery-Massingberd is recorded as disliking this portrait of the Field-Marshal because it made him look like 'a beery old man'. Lady Montgomery-Massingberd was a life-long teetotaller. Companion picture to GUN/P/39. CMS_PCF_637642

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Property Name
Gunby Hall Estate
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