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Three-quarter-length standing portrait, the subject looking directly at the viewer, while turned slightly to left. His right hand rests on a low table and he wears the gowns of the Pro-Chancellor. Charles Beale was a politician and ornithologist, who became Birmingham's first Vice-Chancellor from 1900 to 1912. He was Lord Mayor of Birmingham between 1897 and 1899 and again in 1905. He formed the Beale Memorial Collection, a display of British birds in their natural habitats, installed at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 1915 to the 1980s.
oil on canvas
151.1 x 99.1 cm
commissioned by the University of Birmingham, 1912
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT EnglandView venue
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