John Feeney Charitable Trust

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Introduction

History:
Origins of the Trust
John Feeney
The Clent Hills
Gifts to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chairmen, past & present

Trustees

Annual Report

Gifts to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by the John Feeney Trust

Paintings and drawings

All to the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

1913

Thames at Richmond, by George Hilditch
Watercolour, cost £250.
Gallery number: 1913P13.
Formerly attributed to John Constable.

1916

Phyllis & Demophoon, by Edward Burne-Jones
Watercolour, cost £474.
Gallery number: 1916P37.

1920

An Alpine Valley and
Monte Caro with Lake Albano, by John Robert Cousins
Watercolours, cost £300.
Gallery numbers: 1920P95 and 1920P96.

1922

The Quay Side, Newport, Isle of Wight, by Peter de Wint
Gallery number: 1921P87.
St Privé, by Henri Joseph Harpignies
Gallery number: 1921P86.
Watercolours, cost £800.

In Cornwall (portrait of the artist's wife), and
Arrival at Epsom Downs for Derby week, by Sir Alfred Munnings
Oil, cost £170
Gallery number: 1921P85.

Works by Francis Towne, cost £350:

9 watercolours
Ambleside (or Lake Windermere from Ambleside), gallery number: 1921P60
Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid N Wales, 1921P88
Chepstow Castle, 1921P89
View of Ludlow Castle, 1921P90
View at head of Lake Windermere, 1921P91
Cascades at Tivoli, 1921P95
Grasmere from the Rydal Road, 1921P92
View of mountains near Aberddwla, Wales, 1921P93

And 2 drawings
Near Glarus Switzerland, 1921P96
Pont Aberglaslyn, 1921P97

1925

Morgan le Fey, by Frederick Sandys
Oil, cost £372
Gallery number: 1925P104.

1929

Blue and Silver, by David Muirhead
Oil, cost £150
Gallery number: 1931M957.

1935

Christ as the Man of Sorrows, by Petrus Christus
Oil, cost £125
Gallery number: 1935P306.

1936

Beauty & the Beast, by John Dickson Batten
Tempera, cost £275
Gallery number: 1936P322.

1937

The Orchard, by Henry Tonks
Oil, cost £75
Gallery number: 1938P261.

The Watermill, by Meindert Hobbema
Oil, cost £1,100
Gallery number: 1938P260.

1945

The Posy, by Philip Wilson Steer
Gallery number: 1945P62
Portrait of the Artist's mother, by Joseph Southall
Gallery number: 1945P63
Oils, cost £600.

1946

View of Ancient Rome, and
View of Modern Rome during the Carnival, by Samuel Palmer
Gallery numbers: 1946P15 and 1946P16.
Watercolours, cost £300.

1947

Bewdley, by John Constable
Drawing, cost £75
Gallery number: 1947P13.

Study of trees (Peamore, Devon), by John White Abbott
Watercolour, cost £80
Gallery number: 1947P14.

1948

Susanna and the Elders, by Sir Peter Lely
Oil, cost £600
Gallery number: 1948P23.

1950

Embarkation of the Earl of Manchester in Venice, by Luca Carlevaris
Oil, cost £800
Gallery number: 1949P46.

1956

The Travelling Companions, by Augustus Leopold Egg
Oil, cost £950
Gallery number: 1956P7
To mark 50th anniversary of the trust.

1958

The Wife's Remonstrance, by James Campbell
Oil, cost £700
Gallery number: 1958P8
Formerly attributed to Millais: the Poacher's Wife.

1961

Firework Display at the Castel Sant' Angelo, by Joseph Wright of Derby
Oil, cost £650
Gallery number: 1961P34
In honour of Pope Pius VI: 1774.

1964

Metamorphosis of Birmingham, by Edmund Franklin White
Oil, cost £100
Gallery number: 1964P32

Other objects

To the Museums and Art Gallery unless otherwise indicated.

1909

Casts collection, including the friezes from the Parthenon and the Mausoleum (Halicarnassus?); most given to Perth and other art schools (1933)
Cost: £3,000

1922

À Beckett Terrell Collection of Empire Combs and frontlets
Cost £600
Gallery numbers: 1922M303-428.

1923

Story of Judah and Tamar, by Sheldon Workshop
Tapestry, cost £473
Gallery number: 1923M21.

1924

Chase collection of birds and eggs
Cost £3,500
Gallery number: 1924Z18.

1952

Elizabethan Walnut table
Cost £550
Gallery number: 1952M43.

1953

Historic Chinese ceramics, cost: £433:
Tea bowl, gallery number: 1952M63
Pair of dishes, 1952M64.1 - 2
Jar, 1952M67
Figure of a mourne, 1952M66

1954

Feeney silver cups, by Robert Rowe or Eric Clements
Cost £750
Gallery number: AG3.

1964

Bronze sculpture of a beast, by Elizabeth Frink
Cost £1,800
Gallery number: 1963P4.

1972

Cinquecento walnut table support
Cost £850
Gallery number: 1972M74.

1984

Presentation clock and barometer, by Elkington & Co
Silver, cost £2,500
Gallery number: 1983M87.

1985

Extra for centenary gift of silver
Cost £500

1986

Metalwork, by Christopher Dresser, cost £778
Lamp, gallery number: 1985M40.1
Lid, 1985M40.2
Kettle, 1985M40.3
Wick, 1985M40.4
Stand, 1985M40.5
Weight, 1985M40.6
Silver plate tea kettle stand & claret jug?

Total: £25,030

Acquisitions for which the John Feeney Charitable Trust gave a modest contribution towards the cost

1931

Collection of English and Continental Pottery and porcelain, formed by Mr C J Moon of Folkestone
Cost £200
Gallery numbers: 1931M753-957 .

1977

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and Donor, by Giovanni Bellini
Oil, cost £1,000
Gallery number: 1977P227.

1978

Warwick Castle, East Front from the Outer Court and
Warwick Castle, East Front from the Courtyard, by Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto)
Oil, cost £1,000
Gallery numbers: 1978P173 and 1978P174.

1989

Portrait of Mary Endicott (d.1957), Mrs Joseph Chamberlain, by John Everett Millais 
Oil, cost £5,000
Gallery number: 1989P60.

2012

Portrait of Dr John Ash (1723-1798), by Joshua Reynolds
Oil, cost £5,000
Gallery number: 2012.0194.

2013

Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), by Joseph Wright of Derby
Oil, cost £5,000
Gallery number: 2013.0049.

2016

The Good Shepherd, designed by Edward Burne-Jones and produced by James Powell & Sons
Stained and painted glass, contribution £2,500
Gallery number 2001L5.

Total gifts: £44,730


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