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Lady Hartwell (1914–1982), Trustee of the British Museum

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Lady (Pamela) Hartwell, a noted society hostess, was the daughter of the politician and lawyer F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead. She married Michael Berry, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Daily Telegraph’ (later Lord Hartwell). She became Chairman of the British Museum Society in 1974 and was appointed a Trustee of the Museum in 1979. The artist, René Bouché, a Czech émigré, worked in Paris before the Second World War.

British Museum

London

  • Date

    1950s/1960s

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    101 x 77 cm

  • Accession number

    Painting.49

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist's widow via the British Museum Society, 1982

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