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George Coldham, Town Clerk of Nottingham

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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A half-length study, seated, and facing front, of a middle aged, portly man with short blonde hair and long sideburns. He wears a dark coat with a large fur collar, and a white collar and cravat. It is reported that the sitter was possibly an attorney, and was Town Clerk for Nottingham from 1792–1815 and was accidentally killed on 17th September 1815 falling from his gig (from a letter in the collecion's files dated 9th June 1903).

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries





oil on canvas


H 86.4 x W 66 cm

Accession number

NCM 1879-132

Acquisition method

purchased from Nottingham Corporation (?), 1879

Work type


Inscription description

signed W. M. Artaud, Pinxit 1815


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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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