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Oil Painting - Birmingham Town Hall and Queen's College

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1937P369
Collection:Topographical Views - Lines Family Collection
Date:1850 - 1852

Maker Information

Artist:Samuel Lines Snr - View biography for Samuel Lines Snr


The foreground of this painting is now Victoria Square, Birmingham. The pillars of the Town Hall protrude from behind a castellated building known in the 18th century as Allin's Cabinet of Curiosities. This building and others were purchased in 1853 for the building of the Council House, which started in 1874.

Presented by the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1937.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Birmingham Topographic
Medium:Oil on canvas.

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Height:73.4 cm
Width:99 cm