Enid Margot Bendir by William Orpen (1926)
Enid was born in 1907 in Marylebone, London. She used a few names including Babe Plunket Greene. She was part of the ‘Bright Young Set’ and helped organise the ‘Bath and Bottle Party’ in 1928.
Her father was Richard Murray McGusty (1876-1951), a member of a family of Dublin solicitors, he became a government agent in Canada, and her mother was Ernestine Marguerite (Margot) Erskine from Scotland.
Among Enid’s several husbands was Arthur Bendir, a founder of Ladbrooks Betting.
The painting is in Mildura Art Centre Australia (M71).
Post by Dominic Lee