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Unidentified Gryffindor man (II)

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GCR Portrait Male 2
Gryffindor Common Room Portrait
Biographical information

Before the 1970s

Also known as

Barmy old codger (by Gryffindor seeker)


Head of House[1]

Physical information




Hair colour



Head of Gryffindor House (? - before 1991)[1]




Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Harry Potter: "Did you know my mother too? Lily?"
Portrait: "Lily... Lily Evans? Pretty girl? Long dark red hair? Ah yes, always arguing with your father, telling him off when he got out of hand. About the only person who could keep him in line. You've got her eyes, I'd say."
— Harry speaks to the portait.[src]

This individual was a wizard who, during his lifetime, was Head of Gryffindor House.[1]

A portrait of this wizard hung in Gryffindor Tower. He seemed to spend most of his time sleeping, although he was willing to speak to students if they woke him up. In 1994 when Harry Potter opened his golden egg he was terrified and was seen holding his hands over his ears. In 1995, the Golden Snitch from the Quidditch Player's portrait on the opposite wall made its way into the background of his picture, much to the Seeker's annoyance. He seemed to have known James and Lily Potter when they were at Hogwarts, as he spoke of their personalities and behaviour, and remarked on their son Harry's similarities in appearance.

Behind the scenes


Hogwarts Castle
Astronomy Tower · Bell towers · Central Tower · Clock Tower · Dark Tower · Founders' Tower · Gryffindor Tower · Headmaster's Tower · Herbology Tower · Hospital tower · Hufflepuff Duelling Turrets · Left Long Gallery tower · Marble Staircase Tower · North Tower · Quidditch tower · Ravenclaw Tower · Right Long Gallery tower · Second-floor girls' lavatory tower · Small Locked Tower ·Small tower by the Great Hall · South Tower · Stone Bridge Tower · Suspension Bridge towers ·The Quad battlements · Training Grounds Tower · Turris Magnus · Turris Medius · Upper Hall tower · Viaduct Courtyard checkpoint towers · West Tower · West Tower battlements
Portraits, statues and other artwork located in the towers
Albus Dumbledore · Armando Dippet · Valeria Myriadd · Dexter Fortescue · Dilys Derwent · Oraclitus Spheer · Fat Lady · Sir Cadogan · Slytherin knight · Hufflepuff lady · Heliotrope Wilkins · Severus Snape · Phineas Nigellus Black · Vulpus · Quintin Trimble · Limebert · Ravenclaw lady · Rowena Ravenclaw · Walter Aragon · Quidditch player · Professor · Female etiquette teacher · Gryffindor lady · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor man · Gryffindor seeker · Red-haired witch · Young maiden · Vase with flowers · Group of women in crinolines · Sinister-looking monks

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