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Painting (Oil on Canvas, Framed) Lord Hirst of Witton, by Oswald Birley, English, 1934

Inventory Number: 10054
Object Type:
Persons: Hugo Hirst (Subject)
Sir Oswald Birley (Artist)
Date Created: 1934
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Hugo Hirst (1863-1943), later Lord Hirst, was an electrical engineer who co-founded the General Electric Apparatus Company (GEC) with Gustav Byng in 1886. In 1900, the company became a public limited company, the General Electric Company Ltd (GEC), and Hirst became the Managing Director. In 1910, he became Chairman of GEC, a position he retained until his death of heart failure in 1943.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation?
Collection Group:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
1395 1145 40 mm

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