A Virtual Museum - Your Town, the Borough and its History

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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Gentleman in High White Collars, unkown artist
Gentleman in High White Collars, unkown artist
Thomas Troughton 1873, unknown artist
Thomas Troughton 1873, unknown artist
John Huggens Gentleman, unknown artist 1796
John Huggens Gentleman, unknown artist 1796
Henry Edward Davis by James Clarke
Henry Edward Davis by James Clarke
John Hanks Cooper 1925, unknown artist
John Hanks Cooper 1925, unknown artist
Henry Hampton Brown 1947, unknown artist
Henry Hampton Brown 1947, unknown artist
John Parkinson 1947, unknown artist
John Parkinson 1947, unknown artist
Landscape, unkown artist
Landscape, unkown artist
George Sharland, unknown artist
George Sharland, unknown artist
Thomas Frederick Wood, unknown artist
Thomas Frederick Wood, unknown artist
Robert Pocock 1993, Douglas Walters
Robert Pocock 1993, Douglas Walters
Queen Alexandra, Henry Weigall
Queen Alexandra, Henry Weigall
George H. Edmunds 1884, Edgar Williams
George H. Edmunds 1884, Edgar Williams
Thames Barge, Bawley Bay 1998, M. Winter
Thames Barge, Bawley Bay 1998, M. Winter
Gravesham, Kent 1998, M. Winter.
Gravesham, Kent 1998, M. Winter.
Colyer Fergusson V.C. by Doug Walters
Colyer Fergusson V.C. by Doug Walters
 
 
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