Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton(1837-1909), Brewer, philanthropist, art collector and politician; Liberal MP for Stafford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Michael Arthur Bass was the elder son of Michael Thomas Bass and the great-grandson of William Bass, the founder of the brewery firm of Bass & Co in Burton upon Trent. On leaving university in 1864, he entered the family firm as a director. He served as chairman of the directors after his father's death in 1884. Bass was a Liberal MP from 1865 until 1886, when he was made a baron and moved to the House of Lords. Both Bass and his father were extremely generous to the town of Burton. They presented it with many buildings including a town hall, municipal offices, a ferry bridge and several churches.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 25 November 1908
after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after