Sir James Dunn in 1942. His third wife, she was 36 years younger than her first husband.
Salvador Dali was a friend, and in 1954 the couple commissioned this portrait of Lady Dunn seated on a handsome palomino horse. An obedient falcon is perched on her gauntlet.
Lady Dunn, a philanthropist, owned racehorses and collected art. Widowed in 1956, she married Lord Beaverbrook in 1963, only to be widowed again a year later. This portrait is on display at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler until September 11. It's part of a special exhibition: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Gallery,