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General William Booth (1829–1912), Founder of the Salvation Army

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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A study of an elderly man, standing with his right arm and index finger pointing upwards. He has a long white beard and hair: he wears the Salvation Army uniform of la ong coat with epaulettes and braiding on the front, and a tunic with the insignia of the Army, in the centre. It is a circle with points and a coronet at the top, inside which is the motto 'Blood and Fire'. An inner circle has the letter 'S'.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



oil on canvas


H 178.4 x W 101.6 cm

Accession number

NCM 1924-159

Acquisition method

gift from an anonymous source, via the artist, 1924

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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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