National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Sir Barry Vincent Jackson (1879-1961)


Type Statue

     This modelled portrait head of the founder and director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre was made from life studies during Dare's training period in the theatre design department. The sculpture was subsequently donated to the theatre.(2)
     Sir Barry Jackson (1879-1961) founded the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Station Streetin 1913. He had a distinguished career in the Theatre, becoming the governor of The Old Vic, Sadler's Wells and Stratford Festival Theatre (director 1946-48), as well as taking over the Court Theatre, London in 1924 and Kingsway Theatre, London in 1925. (1)

Related works : Another portrait bust of the same sitter by William Bloye (also 1957) stands in the foyer of the Repertory Theatre.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Dare, Daphne Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze 80cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx103 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Chamberlain Square
Precise location Birmingham Central Reference Library, 3rd floor
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1957
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Birmingham City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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