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Portraits of 30 Bath councillors were commissioned in 1728 by Field Marshall Wade, MP for Bath. They were displayed in Bath’s Guildhall to celebrate the achievement of the council at a time when Bath’s heyday as a fashionable Georgian resort was just beginning. This is one of only 6 that survive from the original group of portraits. The Attwoods were a powerful, successful family. They ran a lucrative plumbing and glazing company.
oil on canvas
126 x 103 cm
BATVG : P : 1984.11
gift to the Corporation; on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath