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Artist associated with 354 portraits
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29150
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29151
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29152
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29153
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29154
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29156
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29158
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29159
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29160
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29161
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negative, 1919NPG x29163
Dame Jean Elizabeth Rivett-Drake
by Hay Wrightsonbromide printNPG x22041
Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham Dixon, 2nd Baron Glentoran
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47172
Sir (Owen) Watkin WIlliams-Wynn, 10th Bt
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47175
Sir Hew Fleetwood Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Bt
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47176
Sir Peter Geoffrey Roberts, 3rd Bt
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47177
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47178
Sir Oswald Arthur Scott
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47180
Sir Rose Francis Price, 6th Bt
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47181
Richard Francis Abel Smith
by Hay Wrightsonchlorobromide printNPG x47182
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6 January 2017, 13:20
My father was an American bomber pilot, based at Snetterton-Heath, south of Norwich. He went to London on leave occasionally. He sat for portraits at the Studio of Hay Wrightson. Wrightson took a liking to my father and wrote, by hand, a beautiful letter to my grandmother (about whom my father spoke to Wrightson about) telling her that my father seemed burdened and worried in his first sitting. He could not find a smile for any portrait. But on his 3nd visit, Wrightson was pleased to find the subject more relieved and better-spirited. Wrightson was most pleased by that. It is a beautiful letter we have cherished since 1944. I tried to return it to the address on the stationery... Bond Street, I believe, but of course, proprietary had changed. We still have this touching and personal communique that my grandmother always saved and read often.
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