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Charles Alexander (exhibited 1893 - 1894)

C. Drury E. Fortnum, Esq., D.C.L.

A299b; oil on canvas; 74 x 66 cm

Signed and dated: CHARLES ALEXANDER 1893

Bequeathed by C.D.E. Fortnum, 1899; WA1899.4

Poole 1912, no. 497

Charles Drury Edward Fortnum (1820-1899) was one of the most generous benefactors to the Ashmolean Museum. This portrait of him was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1893. It shows him wearing the gown of a Doctor of Civil Law at Oxford, a degree he was awarded in 1889.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.