Hanging in Bath's Guildhall are portraits of many famous people. Some are high-profile figures of national significance, while others are known mainly for their contribution to Bath.


Test your knowledge with quiz questions based on ten of our favourite portraits in the Guildhall.


The answers can be found at the end, alongside some scene-setting Bath views.

13 artworks
Henry VII (1457–1509)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Henry VII (1457–1509)

British School

Oil on panel

H 57.5 x W 45 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Richard Beau Nash (1674–1761)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Richard Beau Nash (1674–1761)

William Hoare (1707–1792) (attributed to)

Oil on canvas

H 88.5 x W 67 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

General George Wade (1673–1748)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

General George Wade (1673–1748) c.1730

Johan van Diest (1695–1757)

Oil on canvas

H 254 x W 152 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

William Pulteney (1684–1764), Earl of Bath
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

William Pulteney (1684–1764), Earl of Bath

Charles Jervas (c.1675–1739)

Oil on canvas

H 75 x W 62 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Frederick Louis (1707–1751), Prince of Wales
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Frederick Louis (1707–1751), Prince of Wales c.1738

Jeremiah Davison (c.1695–1745)

Oil on canvas

H 244 x W 152 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

William Pitt (1708–1778), Earl of Chatham
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

William Pitt (1708–1778), Earl of Chatham

William Hoare (1707–1792)

Oil on canvas

H 254 x W 178 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Sir Charles Pratt (1714–1794)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Sir Charles Pratt (1714–1794) 1765

William Hoare (1707–1792)

Oil on canvas

H 254 x W 178 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Queen Charlotte Sophia (1744–1818)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Queen Charlotte Sophia (1744–1818) c.1779

Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) (studio of)

Oil on canvas

H 254 x W 152 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

George III (1738–1820)
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

George III (1738–1820) c.1779

Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) (studio of)

Oil on canvas

H 254 x W 152 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Major Charles Edward Davis (1827–1902), with His Dog
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Major Charles Edward Davis (1827–1902), with His Dog

Leonard Frank Skeats (1874–1943)

Oil on canvas

H 91.5 x W 71 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Royal Crescent, Bath
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Royal Crescent, Bath

Joseph Sheldon (active 1784–1821)

Oil on wood

H 32.5 x W 51.6 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

Pulteney Bridge, Weirs and Old Saint Michael's Church, Bath
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

Pulteney Bridge, Weirs and Old Saint Michael's Church, Bath

Joseph Sheldon (active 1784–1821)

Oil on wood

H 23 x W 44 cm

Victoria Art Gallery

South Parade, Bath
Image credit: Victoria Art Gallery

South Parade, Bath

Joseph Sheldon (active 1784–1821)

Oil on wood

H 23.5 x W 45 cm

Victoria Art Gallery