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ID number:  BIRRC-A0007
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Hepple, Norman (1908-1994)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Professor Edward A. Marsland
Object type:  Painting
Date made:  1986
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  100.3 x 74.9 cm

Man sitting with his body towards the left side while looking more towards the right. Hand resting on his lap clasped lightly together. Wearing red robes with gold trim and a white shirt and tie. Beige/brown background.

Three quarter length portrait of the sitter in his Vice-Chancellor's robes, painted to mark his retirement. Professor Edward Marsland was born on May 18th 1923. He was Vice-Chancellor between the years 1981 and 1986 and was also a Professor in the Dental School. The artist, Norman Hepple (1908-1994), was a successful portrait painter, represented in the National Portrait Gallery by his portrait of Francis Evershed (1st Baron Evershed). He was the son of the painter Robert Hepple.

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