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ID number:  BIRRC-A0001
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Munns, Bernard (1869-1942)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of George Henry Morley
Object type:  Painting
Place made:  Europe: United Kingdom, West Midlands, Birmingham
Culture:  British School
Date made:  1924
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  113 x 90.2 cm
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Half length portrait, the sitter faces the viewer and is seated at a table, with ink bottle and pen beside him. It is in a contemporary frame, darkened gold on plaster. Morley was the first registrar of Birmingham University in 1924. Bernard Munns, or John Bernard Munns, was a Birmingham born portrait painter who, although he exhibited in London and Paris, spent most of his working life painting in and around Birmingham. His father, H.T. Munns had also been a painter.

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