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Engraving - Portrait of William Sharp (1749-1824)

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1913V238
Collection:Topographical Views

Maker Information

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.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Engraving on paper.
Material(s):Printed paper

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Height:442 mm
Width:343 mm