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Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negativeNPG x44235
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negativeNPG x132148
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
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
by Hay Wrightsonwhole-plate film negativeNPG x132227
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
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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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