Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley MC RA (31 March 1880 ? 6 May 1952) was an English portrait painter and royal portraitist in the early part of the 20th century. Birley was born on 31 March 1880 in New Zealand to Hugh Francis Birley (1855?1916) while his parents were on a world tour. He was born into an old Lancashire family. Upon returning to Englan...
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