The bust was modelled in January and February 1966
Sir Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Viscount Ridley (16 December 1902-25 February 1964)
was the son of Sir Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley and Hon. Rosamond Cornelia
Gladys Guest. He married Ursula Lutyens, daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens and
a niece of painter Neville Lytton, on 13 October 1924. 3rd Viscount Ridley was Chairman
Northumberland County Council and regional controller in the North of England for
the Ministry of Production 1942-49.