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ID number:  BIRRC-A0030
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Watt, George Fiddes (1873-1960)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Sir Harry Gilbert Barling, Bt. CB, CBE, FRCS
Object type:  Painting
Culture:  British
Date made:  1924
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  127 x 81.3 cm. Outside of Frame: H 111 x W 121cm

Man standing facing the left side of the viewer with his face towards the viewer, with one hand on his lapel and the other on a low table. Wearing black robes with gold trim against a dark background.

Three quarter length standing portrait, the sitter turned to the left, and looking directly at the viewer, his hand on his lapel. Sir Gilbert Barling was the first Pro Chancellor of Birmingham University after its change from Josiah Mason College. He is wearing Chancellor's robes. He is named in the Charter of Incorporation drawn up in March 1900. This painting was commissioned by the University of Birmingham in 1924.

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