Sir Malcolm Stewart was a successful brick and cement manufacturer. He used the fortune he accumulated during his lifetime to purchase a selection of portraits. He bought the old Infirmary building donating it to the Museum Society to use as a museum. In commemoration of Stewart’s death in 1951, the Museum Society received a grant from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust to finance the build of this gallery.
This portrait is a copy of the original by Oswald Birley. Birley was a portrait and figurative painter who painted portraits of royalty and wartime leaders such as General Eisenhower, Montgomery and Admiral Mountbatten. He also taught his friend Winston Churchill painting.
Where to see this painting?
Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery
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