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ID number:  BIRRC-A0039
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 Charles Lapworth
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  British
Date made:  1914
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  121.9 x 91.4 cm Framed: h 113 x w145 cm

Man standing slightly facing the viewer's right while looking at the viewer/front, with on hand holding papers curved in his hand on a low table and his other hand is drawn to his lower waist. Wearing red robes with a plum purple trim. Red/brown bark background.

Three quarter length standing portrait. Charles Lapworth was the first professor of Geology at Mason College (Birmingham University's predecessor) between 1881 and 1913, and gave his name to the Lapworth Museum of Geology. He carried out groundbreaking work in his field, and recieved a Gold Medal from the Royal Society in 1891. Bernard Munns was a Birmingham based painter who exhibited in London and Paris. His work is represented in Cheltenham Art Gallery by his painting of the composer Gustav Holst. This painting was commissioned by the University of Birmingham.

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