Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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The Beechey portrait of Augustus Montgomery

Portrait of Augustus Montgomery (formerly Reebkomp) by Sir William Beechey.
Painted in 1789.
Augustus was then age 26-27, unmarried, and for some years a Captain in the Royal Navy.

The portrait was commissioned by his father the 10th Earl of Pembroke. Montgomery was the offspring of an affair the 10th Earl had in 1762.
The portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1792 (when everyone involved in the affair was still alive).
It is now at Wilton House.

A very good painted copy of the Wilton House portrait.
Picture in possession of Augustus Montgomery's descendants, Gibbon of South Africa.
Light adjusted digitally. See full size.
See alternative and original.
Image courtesy of Mike Hilligan.

Augustus Montgomery.
Picture in possession of Gibbon of South Africa.
Looks like a sketch of the Wilton House portrait.
Light adjusted digitally. See original.
Image courtesy of Mike Hilligan.

A quarter-size painting of the Wilton House portrait.
Picture in possession of Augustus Montgomery's descendants, the Gibbon family.
This copy is thought to have been painted by Montgomery's great-granddaughter Florence Gibbon around 1900.
See full size and alternative scan.

(Left) Detail of a portrait of her father by Florence Gibbon. See full size.
(Right) Detail of the above copy of the Augustus Montgomery portrait. See full size.
Seems to be the same style.
Florence must have been allowed into Wilton House around 1900 to copy it.


Sense and Sensibility (1995)

The Reebkomp portrait appears in the background of the ball scene in the movie Sense and Sensibility (1995).
This relates to Ch.28 in the book.
In the movie, the entire ball scene, in Wilton interior, lasts 6 minutes 22 seconds.

Clip of part of the ball scene.

The Reebkomp portrait in the background in the ball scene.
To the right of it is Elizabeth Spencer and her son the 11th Earl.
Think the 11th Earl on far RHS.
The novel was written in the 1790s. So that is when the story is set.
The 11th Earl's portrait in this room was painted in 1821, so technically it is from the future here.

The Reebkomp portrait in the background.

The Reebkomp portrait in the background.

AI animation

AI animation of (copy of) the Beechey portrait.
Made using Deep Nostalgia at MyHeritage.

AI animation of the "Florence Gibbon" copy of the Beechey portrait.

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