Ten Edwardian Paintings from the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery


The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, rather like Bradford’s Cartwright Hall Gallery, is very much a product of the Edwardian Era. Designed by Frederick Wills and funded by the tobacco magnate Sir William Wills, building started in 1901 and was completed in 1906. The gallery’s Edwardian origins are currently brought to the fore by the display of two major paintings in the foyer: Ernest Board’s historical re-enactment of Italian explorer John Cabot’s departure from Bristol in the fifteenth century (painted in 1906), and Roderick MacKenzie’s monumental depiction of the 1903 Delhi Durbar. A selection of Victorian and Edwardian paintings (including Talmage’s Mackerel Shawl) are currently on display elsewhere in the gallery.

1. Ernest Board – The Departure of John and Sebastian Cabot on their First Voyage of Discovery, 1497 (1906)

2. Roderick Mackenzie – The State Entry into Delhi (1907)

3. William Frederick Yeames – Defendant and Counsel (1898)

4. Henry Scott Tuke – Boys Bathing (1898)

5. Charles Shannon – Tibullus in the House of Delia

6. Stanhope Alexander Forbes – Home Along: Evening (1905)

7. Algernon Talmage – The Mackerel Shawl  (1910)

8. Spencer Gore – Nude on Bed (1910)

9. David Bomberg – Figure Composition (1913)

10. John Currie – Irish Peasant Girl (1913)

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