CHAC | Community Heritage Center Yeovil
Highlights from the Fine Art Collection
The Fine Art Collection comprises of 34 oil paintings as well a range of other artworks. These artworks comprise of typical Somerset scenes and portraits of prominent people associated with the area. In addition there are also some examples of work by artists connected with Somerset.
The highlights of the collection include a series of portraits of the families who dominated the gloving industry such as the Dampier-Bide family, on whom more information is available in the family history section of our website. Another notable painting is the 'Cyclamanens' by Peter Selby, which won the silver medal at the Festival of Britain art exhibition in 1951. To see these artworks feel free to make an appointment.
The highlights of this collection can be seen below
Thomas Dampier by British School
William Wyndham By British School
Early Bird, Westland Wagtail by Geoffrey Raymond
Landscape with Tree by L. E Forse
Market Cross, Somerton. By Richard, E, Sturgeon
St Johns Church Yeovil by British School
Cyclamens by Peter W Selby
Trees at Dusk, by Eric Hesketh Hubbard
Samuel Watts by Samuel Coleman
Old Yeovil Skin Market, by British (Naïve) School
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