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George Carr Drinkwater
Cecily Byrne as Mary Stewart - British art 30's actress portrait oil painting

circa 1930

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Painted by George Carr Drinkwater, this vibrant oil on canvas depicts the actress of stage and screen Cecily Byrne as Mary Stuart. Painted circa 1930 it is a stunning evocative portrait of an actress who was famous throughout the 1930’s. A fine portrait of a long forgotten film star. Cecily Byrne (1889-1975) was an actress, known for Loyalties, Henry IV and Brown Sugar. She was married to Felix Aylmer. Provenance. Family descent. Fine period gallery frame 40 inches by 35 inches. Good condition. George Carr Drinkwater (1880-1941) was an architect, portrait and figure painter. He was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, followed by Rugby and then Wadham College Oxford where he rowed in the Oxford eight in the University Boat Race in 1902 and 1903. He fought in the Boer War and the First World War and was award the Queens Medal and the Military Cross (MC) and was twice mentioned in dispatches. In civilian life he was a portrait painter and architect, rowing correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and author (with Terence Sanders) of The University Boat Race Official centenary history, 1829 1929. In 1914 he married Carmen Hill, a singer active in London during the early 1900s. They lived at 8 Warwick Avenue, London and had one son, John. He died in 1941 aged 60 through enemy action. He exhibited Liverpool 1, Royal Academy 5, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 3, Royal Society of British Artists 5, Royal Institute of Painters in Oil 5.

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  • Artist
    George Carr Drinkwater (1880 - 1941, British)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1930
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 25 in. x D 2 in.H 76.2 cm x W 63.5 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU85315391451
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