A selection of portrait collections in Bath, Tuesday 22 July 2014

Posted: 2014

Amina Wright, Senior Curator at the Holburne Museum, discussing Gainsborough's 'The Byam Family', c.1762

This event comprised expert-led visits to four portrait collections in Bath; the Holburne Museum (including the temporary exhibition Julian Opie: Collected Works); the The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, known locally as The Min; the Bath Guildhall; and the Fashion Museum’s Georgians exhibition. See the programme below for summaries of these collections.   Bath[...]



The family history of a portrait: John Fenton by Clare Griffiths

Posted: 30 June 2014

Portrait of John Fenton, c.1715 © Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Museum and Art Gallery

As a local history museum we were quite excited when the portrait of John Fenton first arrived at our venue in 2012. The owner was exceptionally keen that we should acquire him for our collection and kindly left the portrait in our care for consideration. On first glance it was a pretty[...]