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|After:||H T Munns - View biography for H T Munns|
|Engraver:||J Stephenson - View biography for J Stephenson|
This engraving of William Sharp was produced by J. Stephenson after a painting by H T Munns (1832-1898). Munns was a Birmingham portrait painter who exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists on a regular basis.William Sharp lived at Endwood Court, Handsworth and besides serving as a local magistrate, was for many years on the governing body of the Birmingham General Hospital. The painting by Munns was paid for by subscribers as a fitting tribute to Sharp for his services to the Committee of the General Hospital, and a newspaper report of 1874 stated that 'the portrait is an extremely faithful one, the expression being one of concentrated attention'.William Sharp died in 1881 in his sixty-eighth year.
|Presented by G Harry Wallis, 1913.|