Susannah West Wilson, Mrs John Graham Menzies, later Lady Holford (1865-1943)
||Oil on canvas
||2220 x 1280 mm
|Place of origin
Susannah’s second husband was George Holford whose family home was Westonbirt famous for its wonderful tree garden or arboretum.
Oil painting on canvas, Susannah West Wilson, Mrs John Graham Menzies, later Lady Holford (1865-1943) by Ellis William Roberts (Burslem 1860 – Brighton 1930), 1890. A full-length portrait of a lady dressed in white, with a blue sash and a hat in a garden setting. Daughter of Arthur Wilson (1836-1909) of Tranby Croft. Arthur Wilson was first Lord Nunburnholme's youngest brother, and Susannah was therefore cousin to Enid, Countess of Chesterfield. Her first husband was John Graham Menzies (1861-1911). In 1912 as a widow she married Lieutenant-Colonel Sir George Holford (1860-1926).
Bequeathed by the son of Susannah Wilson from her first marriage, Major-General Sir Stewart Graham Menzies (1890-1968).
Marks and inscriptions
Gen. Sir S. Menzies (Label by Frost and Reed Frame makers on back)
Makers and roles
Ellis William Roberts (Burslem 1860 – Brighton 1930), artist