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John Stone (1818–1899), Town Clerk of Bath (1860–1898)

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Born in Bath, John Stone spent his whole life here. He trained as a solicitor, and worked in the legal profession for many years. He was Bath’s Town Clerk for almost 30 years. This portrait was commissioned to celebrate and commemorate his contribution to public life. It hangs in the Council Chamber, alongside numerous portraits of Mayors, Councillors and other key figures in Bath’s history. Stanhope Forbes is best known for his ‘plein air’ paintings produced in Cornwall.

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath


Date

1893

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 137 x W 109 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1900.31

Acquisition method

bequeathed by John Stone to the Corporation, 1900; on loan to the Guildhall, Bath

Work type

Painting


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