John Feeney Charitable Trust

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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

Other objects

To the Museums and Art Gallery unless otherwise indicated.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Extra for centenary gift of silver
Cost £500


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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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