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

Posted: 2014

'Georgians: 18th century dress for polite society', The Fashion Museum, Bath

This event will comprise 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.   The full programme and booking form are now available[...]



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[...]