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Miss Davis as a Bride

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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This is part of a group of five portraits of the Davis family, all painted by Thomas Beach. Although dressed as a bride, this dates from two years before Miss Davis’s wedding. She was married in 1782 in Bath Abbey. A wedding in the Abbey would have been a grand occasion with many guests. Her father Charles ran a successful art supplies business and also painted portraits. This placed him at the centre of Georgian Bath’s lively art scene, and thus the Davis family would have been well-connected.

Bath Pump Room





oil on canvas


H 62 x W 51.4 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1910.5

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mrs C. E. Davis, 1910; on loan to the Pump Room, Bath

Work type



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Normally on display at

Bath Pump Room

Stall Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ England

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