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Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery
Victoria Art Gallery is located in Somerset
Victoria Art Gallery
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Established 1900
Location Bath, Somerset
Coordinates
Visitors 92,000 per year[1]
Website Museum website

The Victoria Art Gallery is a free public art museum in Bath, Somerset, England. Cuts to funding from central government now mean that it has introduced charges for entrance to temporary exhibitions for the first time since the gallery was opened.[2]

The building was designed in 1897 by John McKean Brydon, and has been designated as a Grade II listed building.[3] The exterior of the building includes a statue of Queen Victoria, by Andrea Carlo Lucchesi, and friezes of classical figures by G. A. Lawson.[4]

The Gallery was named to celebrate Queen Victoria's sixty years on the throne. It is run by Bath and North East Somerset council and houses their collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

It includes over 1,500 decorative arts treasures including a display of British oil paintings from 17th century to the present day including works by Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Jones Barker and Walter Sickert.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Victoria Art Gallery". Victoria Art Gallery. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Council says charges at Victoria Art Gallery would only be for exhibitions". Bath Chronicle (Northcliffe Media). 30 November 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Victoria Art Gallery and Library". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  4. ^ "The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath". The website of Bob Speel. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Victoria Art Gallery, Bath". Culture24. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

External links

  • Museum website

Gallery

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