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Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Edward Colston,1636-1721, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Colston was a merchant and charitable donator. He was an offical on the board of a London-based trading company called the Royal African Company, which had control over the early trade with Africa, including that in slaves.Colston was also a prominant sugar merchant with interests in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Alderman John Whitson,1557-1629, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Whitson was a merchant and founded the Red Maids School in Bristol

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of George Muller,1805-1898, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. He was a Pastor and philanthropist, and founded Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Mary Carpenter,1807-1877, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Carpenter was a social reformer in England and India, and opened a girls reformatory school at the Red Lodge in Bristol.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Joseph Fry,1728-1787, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Fry was a Quaker, dispensing chemist, chocolate and cocoa manufacturer.Cocoa was drunk as a bitter drink sweented with
sugar. Used also to make chocolate, cocoa was grown on the slave planations in the Caribbean and brought to Bristol for processing. Even though Fry’s business was partly dependant on the slaves, he was an Abolitionist – he was against the slave trade.

Chocolate was first used as a drink, sweetened with sugar to mask the bitter flavour of the chocolate. Later it was used for making eating chocolate. At this period, most people drank beer, wine or spirits. Water was not safe to drink, tea coffee and chocolate were expensive. Quakers promoted drinking chocolate as an alternative to alcohol.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail from Richard Reynolds,1735-1816, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Reynolds was a Quaker (a religious group which split away from the Church of England). He was an iron manufacturer and charitable donator.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of William Gilbert Grace,1848-1915, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Grace was a cricketer and surgeon, he captained England and Gloucestershire.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Robert Fitzharding, Lord of Berkeley (died 1170) from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Fitzharding founded St Augustine’s Abbey (now Bristol Cathedral).

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Sir George Alfred Wills,1854-1928, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Wills was a tobacco manufacturer and benefactor of the University of Bristol.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

Detail from painting

Detail from painting

Description:

Detail of Henry Overton Wills III, 1828-1911, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Wills was a tobacco manufacturer and benefactor of the University of Bristol. The tobacco processed in his factories were grown by slaves on American plantations.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

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