Dorset County Museum Museum holds Major Art Exhibition
Dorset County Museum, in Dorchester, is holding a new and important art exhibition from 15th January until 30th April.
Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County features over sixty, mostly previously unseen, portraits of the people who shaped Dorset during the eighteenth century.
Some paintings are on loan from national institutions but the majority have come from private collections and include works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Romney, Thomas Gainsborough and Allan Ramsay.
Whilst many of the portraits show aristocrats and landowners, there is also a powerful portrait of Dorset boatman, Thomas Coombes, aged 108 which was painted by William Hogarth in 1742.