Susannah West Wilson, Mrs John Graham Menzies, later Lady Holford (1865-1943)

Ellis William Roberts (Burslem 1860 – Brighton 1930)
National Trust Inventory Number 1191188

Category Paintings
Date 1890
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2220 x 1280 mm
Place of origin
Collection Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Susannah’s second husband was George Holford whose family home was Westonbirt famous for its wonderful tree garden or arboretum.

Summary description

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).

Provenance

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

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Place of origin
Materials Canvas (10043)
Oil paint (8301)
Wood (126623)
Category Paintings (12645)
Collection Beningbrough Hall, North Yorkshire (Accredited Museum) (1906)
Periods 19th century (168182)
Maker Ellis William Roberts (Burslem 1860 – Brighton 1930) (8)
Subjects Susannah West Wilson, Lady Holford (1865-1943) (1)
Object Type Oil painting (12451)

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