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Balfour-Browne Margery

Year working: 1886 – 1919

Talented amateur artist who depicted Brooklands and other motoring scenes with watercolour sketches. Margery was the sister of the recognised artist Vincent Balfour-Browne. She died at the age of 34 from influenza caught from soldiers returning from the Western Front, who she was tending. An exhibition of her work was held at Brooklands Museum from May to October 2006. Many of the exhibited paintings were auctioned by Bonhams in November 2010.

Further reference

True Colours by Brooklands Museum, catalogue of exhibition Summer 2006

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Margery Balfour-Browne sitting in an early Humber car. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers

J Jochems driving a Mercedes during the driving competition at Brooklands May 1909. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneeers.

Street scene dipicting the family Century car. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers.

Brooklands paddock scene dated 1908. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers.

Brooklands Banking with the Napier of Tyron leading the Darracq of Huntley Walker. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers

The Critical Moment showing the Crossley of Sir G W G Baird in the 1909 driving competition. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers.

Lorraine Dietrich of Charles Jarrott on the Members Banking 1907. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers.

Car depicted is believed to be the Berliet of P D Stirling on the Railway straight dated 1913. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers.

Napier at full flight on a deserted Scottish road. Image courtesy of Bonhams auctioneers