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Upper Gallery at the Victoria Art Gallery

Artists

​The Victoria Art Gallery’s collection has works by over 2000 artists. These range from amateur local artists, who have provided us with valuable records of Bath and Somerset over the centuries, to well-known figures.

The Gallery has examples of work by portrait painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, Johann Zoffany and Thomas Lawrence who painted the wealthy people who visited the city.

Artists also came to stay in Bath and painted pictures of the city. We have works by 20th century artists like Walter Sickert and John Nash as well as 18th century artists like Thomas Malton, who came to Bath to make drawings which were made into hugely popular series of prints sold all over the country.

The Gallery’s collection has also been built up by the generous gifts of local people. Through these donations we have acquired works by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Henry la Thangue and Walter Langley.

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