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Frederick Dowding (1795–1861), Mayor (1849–1850)

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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A native of Gloucester, Dowding became Alderman, then Mayor of Bath in 1849. He was instrumental in passing the Bath Act for consolidating the paving and lighting of the city. He held several public positions locally, including that of governor of the Bath Mineral Water Hospital. Edwin Long was born at Kelston near Bath. As a young man he became very well established as a local portrait painter, and was commissioned to paint portraits of mayors, that hang in the Guildhall to this day.

Victoria Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 144 x W 89 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1984.31

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Augusta Dowding Greenwood, 1892; on loan to the Guildhall, Bath

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