Joseph Burch

Made:
1860 in Manchester
artist:
Charles Allen Duval

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Painting. [Joseph Burch] (1825-1898) / Charles Duval, 1860. Oil on canvas; 84 x 68.5 cm. Signed and dated blc, CA Duval Manchester 1860. Inscription painted lower verso of canvas: No.4 Portrait of Joseph Burch Inventor. Painted for Museum of Patents London by CA Duval Essex St Manchester. Portrait, HS slightly to L

This portrait formed part of the Bennet Woodcroft Bequest, which was among the founding collections of the Science Museum. Woodcroft had developed a 'National Gallery of Portraits of Inventors, Discoverers and Introducers of the Useful Arts’ combining gifts, loans and purchases of portraits, while acting as the first curator of the Patent Museum.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1921-1087
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Woodcroft Collection