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 266 William Wyndham 266

Thomas Dampier by British School

William Wyndham By British School

Early Bird 266 Landscape with Tree 266

Early Bird, Westland Wagtail by Geoffrey Raymond

Landscape with Tree by L. E Forse

Market Cross, Somerton 266 St Johns Church Yeovil 266

Market Cross, Somerton. By Richard, E, Sturgeon

St Johns Church Yeovil by British School

Cyclamens 266 Trees at Dusk 266

Cyclamens by Peter W Selby

Trees at Dusk, by Eric Hesketh Hubbard

Samuel Watts 266 Skin Market 266

Samuel Watts by Samuel Coleman

Old Yeovil Skin Market, by British (Naïve) School



If you have any information on any of the artwork featured in this section, or comments that you feel would help, please contact us via the contact section of our website, or alternatively email  heritage.service@southsomerset.gov.uk

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