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Gravesham Borough Council Civic Paintings Collection

Over many centuries, oil paintings, including portraits, watercolours and sketches have come into council ownership, through donation and for other reasons, to record the deeds of prominent citizens and celebrate important occasions or events. This gallery shows all the oil paintings in the collections, which have rarely, if ever, been seen as a whole.
Although unique in every sense, the collection is not highly valuable in financial terms; it lacks works by the more famous portrait artists of the last century. However, what is amply evident is the style and format adopted to portray the eminent of the town in the Victorian period. The collection thus offers interesting material on social history. The painting of the schooner by W. Dunnage is undoubtedly the pick of the collection.

Alan Ridgers.

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Cottage Scene 1916, Adams Barland
Cottage Scene 1916, Adams Barland
Henry Huggins 1930 by James Clarke
Henry Huggins 1930 by James Clarke
John Russell 1899 by James Clarke
John Russell 1899 by James Clarke
James Harmer 1909, unknown artist
James Harmer 1909, unknown artist
House on Tubbs Hill Sevenoaks, Cook
House on Tubbs Hill Sevenoaks, Cook
General Gordon 1985, Iain Cowan
General Gordon 1985, Iain Cowan
Topsail Schooner 1843, W. Dunnage
Topsail Schooner 1843, W. Dunnage
Sevenoaks, Kent - A. Gilbert
Sevenoaks, Kent - A. Gilbert
George Matthews Arnold 1894 by John Haynes-William
George Matthews Arnold 1894 by John Haynes-William
The Old Falcon, Charles Edward Holloway
The Old Falcon, Charles Edward Holloway
Chiddingstone 1971, H. Leeder
Chiddingstone 1971, H. Leeder
SS Peter & Paul MIlton Church Gravesend by H. Leeder
SS Peter & Paul MIlton Church Gravesend by H. Leeder
Fort House after style of Llydd Roberts by H. Leeder
Fort House after style of Llydd Roberts by H. Leeder
Edward Casper Paine 1896, C. J. Lowcock
Edward Casper Paine 1896, C. J. Lowcock
Robert Palmer VC, Arnold Mason
Robert Palmer VC, Arnold Mason
Alderman W. E. Thomas, Arnold Mason
Alderman W. E. Thomas, Arnold Mason
Eric Harden VC, William Ongley Miller
Eric Harden VC, William Ongley Miller
Tree in front of lake, Graham Petrie
Tree in front of lake, Graham Petrie
Frederick Beckley Nettleingham Mayor 1878 & 1879, Isaac Snowman 1893
Frederick Beckley Nettleingham Mayor 1878 & 1879, Isaac Snowman 1893
Waterfront Gravesend, A. H. Thompson
Waterfront Gravesend, A. H. Thompson
 
 
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