Frederick Kennedy Wilson Girdlestone of Sunningdale, Berkshire, was a barrister (called to the Bar in 1885), teacher, mayor and collector.
Girdlestone purchased JW's Opal and grey - Early Dawn (M.1049), which was exhibited at the Dowdeswell Galleries in 1886 (see #00867).
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