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John Allen Brown (1833–1903), FRGS, First Chairman of the Ealing Free Library

Photo credit: Ealing Local History Centre

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The sitter was an amateur geologist and archaeologist, magistrate and founder of the Ealing Free Library in 1883. He was the Chairman of the Library Committee, from 1883 to 1888. The Cardiff-born portrait artist Barnett Samuel Marks (1827–1916), lived in Ealing from 1868 to 1896. Though never exhibiting at the Royal Academy, he exhibited in annual exhibitions and throughout the British Empire. He was a member of the Public Library Committee 1884 to 1897 and a supporter of the Ealing Free Library.

Ealing Central Library

London

  • Date

    1888

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    79 x 74.5 cm

  • Accession number

    L10

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 1888

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Ealing Central Library

Ealing Local History Centre, 103 Ealing Broadway Centre, The Broadway, London, Greater London W5 5JY England

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