The paintings in the Town Council's collection are hung in The Town Hall in Launceston, a fine Victorian building dating from 1881. In the main, the paintings commemorate former Mayors of Launceston and other local dignitaries. Two paintings of particular note are a copy of van Dyck's equestian portrait of Charles I, which hangs in the Guildhall, and a portrait of the second Duke of Northumberland by Thomas Lawrence, which hangs in the Town Hall. The Duke was a generous benefactor to the town, when it was run as a 'pocket borough' in the nineteenth century. The painting of Launceston Castle by William Maurice Colwill is on display in the Market Arcade.
Launceston Town Hall
Western Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7AR England
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