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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, by Francis Owen ('Frank') Salisbury, 1945 - NPG L165 - © private collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

© private collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

by Francis Owen ('Frank') Salisbury
oil on canvas, 1945
40 1/4 in. x 49 7/8 in. (1022 mm x 1267 mm)
Lent by the sitter's son, Viscount Montgomery, 1977
Primary Collection
NPG L165


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Seen here pointing to a map of the Normandy beaches for the D-Day landings. The portrait was commissioned by Montgomery himself: he flew the 71-year old artist to his headquarters in Berlin for a sitting.

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  • Audio Guide
  • Gibson, Robin; Clerk, Honor, 20th Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, 1993, p. 16
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 437