The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Shield No.1 - The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.
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Quick Description: Coat of arms of Sir William Henry Barber, 1st Baronet of Culham Court in the County of Berkshire are to the left-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/2/2020 3:06:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM121KV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Coat of arms of Sir William Henry Barber, 1st Baronet of Culham Court in the County of Berkshire are to the left-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

The Blazon of the arms is as follows:
Or, on earth in base Azure an oak tree proper Azure, fructed Or, between two mullets Gules dexter and sinister over all foxhound passant proper on chief ermine a Rose Gules barbed and seeded Or, over all inescutcheon Argent a sinister hand erect aupaumee and couped at the wrist Gules, between Rose Gules barbed and seeded Or, on dexter and sinister.

The Argent inescutcheon on the chief contains what is known as the 'red hand of Ulster' (Irish: Lámh Dhearg Uladh). This is usually shown as a right hand, but baronets such as Sir Henry are permitted to use the left (sinister) hand. (visit link)

The ennoblement of Henry Barber was announced in the London Gazette on Friday 8 February 1924. (visit link)

The Latin motto at the base of the panel which contains the Arms is as follows:
'ESTO QUOD ESSE VIDERIS' (Be what you seem to be) (visit link)

Sir Henry's widow Dame Martha Constance Hattie Barber was instrumental in the planning, construction and early life of the Institute. (visit link)

Sir Henry 'was a wealthy solicitor and property developer who made his fortune expanding Birmingham's sprawling suburbs, building and renting out 5,000 properties in areas including Sparkbrook, Hay Mills, Acocks Green, Bordesley Green and Aston.' (visit link)

“Discovering Heraldry” by Jacqueline Fearn (ISBN: 978-0-74780-660-8)

"The Illustrated Heraldry" by Stephen Slater (ISBN: 978-0-754-83460-1)

(visit link)
Bearer of Coat of Arms: Noble (aristocratic) family

Full name of the bearer: Sir William Henry Barber, !st Baronet of Culham Court in the County of Berkshire

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
To the left-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.


Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
Or, on earth in base Azure an oak tree proper Azure, fructed Or, between two mullets Gules dexter and sinister over all foxhound passant proper on chief ermine a Rose Gules barbed and seeded Or, over all inescutcheon Argent a sinister hand erect aupaumee and couped at the wrist Gules, between Rose Gules barbed and seeded Or, on dexter and sinister.


Address:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The University of Birmingham, University Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom


Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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