Three-quarter-length portrait of the sitter in his Vice-Chancellor's robes, painted to mark his retirement. Professor Edward Marsland was born on May 18th 1923. He was Vice-Chancellor between the years 1981 and 1986 and was also a Professor in the Dental School.
The artist, Norman Hepple, was a successful portrait painter, represented in the National Portrait Gallery by his portrait of Francis Evershed, 1st Baron Evershed. He was the son of the painter Robert Hepple.
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commissioned by the University of Birmingham, 1986