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Dr Henry Harrington (1726–1816)

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Like many other medical men, Henry Harrington was attracted to Bath because of the possibility of making a good living treating spa visitors.

Georgian Bath was a centre for music as well as medicine. Harrington was keenly interested in music, and founded the Bath Harmonic Society. He served on Bath’s city council for several years, and became Mayor in 1793. This portrait has hung in the Guildhall’s Council Chamber for many years, in recognition of Harrington’s contribution to public life.

Victoria Art Gallery



Dr Henry Harrington (1726–1816)




oil on canvas


H 91 x W 72 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1942.175

Acquisition method

purchased, 1942; on loan to the Guildhall, Bath

Work type



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