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ID number:  BIRRC-A0032
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 Percy F. Franklandf
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  British
Date made:  1919
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  H.133cm W.103cm D.9cm

Man standing with one hand on his side and the othert holding his glassess. Wearing red robes with a green section over his shoulders and a dark suit with a white collar underneath. Also wearing a dark hat. Against a dark background.

Three quarter length pose gazing into the distance. Frankland replaced Henry Tilden (first Professor of Chemistry at the new Birmingham University) in 1894, having been Professor of Chemistry at University College Dundee since 1888. He was the son of the noted chemist Edward Frankland, a leading figure in the field of organometallic chemistry.

Bernard Munns was a Birmingham born artist who exhibited in London and Paris. This painting was commissioned by the University of Birmingham.

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