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ID number:  BIRRC-A0934
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Eves, R.G. (1876-1941)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Sir Walter Barrow
Object type:  Painting
Date made:  1939
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  H.121cm W.97cm D.9cm

Man sitting in black robes with gold trim with his hands together on his lap. White painted background

Sir Walter Barrow, LLM, FSA, was president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1929. He was Pro-Chancellor from 1933-9.

Reginald Eves studied at the Slade School, and set up as a professional artist in the early years of the twentieth century. He became sought after as a society portrait painter, and was an official war artist during the Second World War. His portraits of Thomas Hardy and Max Beerbohm are in the National Portrait Gallery.

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