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William Edward Knight (1845–1934), JP, Councillor (1883), Alderman (1904), and Mayor of Newark (1889 & 1915–1918)

Photo credit: Newark Town Council

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This large oil depicts William Edward Knight (1845–1934), wearing the red mayoral robes and insignia with great dignity. He was Mayor of Newark during the First World War and his portrait shows him touching a Peace Proclamation read from the balcony of the Town Hall.

Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127 x 102 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    unknown acquisition method

Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery

Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1DU England

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