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John Blakeman (1881–1942), MA, MSc, Principal of Northampton College of Technology (1911–1941)

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John Blakeman, MA, MSc, was Principal of the Northampton College of Technology from 1911 until his retirement due to ill health in 1941. This portrait, commissioned to commemorate his silver jubilee as Principal in 1936, was painted by his colleague Lewis Duckett, who was Principal of the Northampton School of Art from 1925–1937.

School of The Arts





oil on canvas


H 76.5 x W 63.5 cm

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Acquisition method

originally presented by the Students' Association to John Blakeman, MA, MSc, to commemorate his silver jubilee as principal, 1936

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Inscription description

Signed & dated "Lewis Duckett 1936" on the front.

School of The Arts

St George's Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN2 6JD England

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