We have numerous paintings, both oil and water colour, drawings, etchings, lithographs, prints, postcards and photos galore. Although not all online, here is a selection to whet your appetite.
We are lucky, Malmesbury is such a beautiful place that artists have been drawn here. In the late eighteenth century picturesque ruins were the ‘in’ thing. J M W Turner and Thomas Girtin came here together in 1791 and again in 1797. Two and a half centuries earlier Leland in his travels around England as the King’s Antiquary visited Malmesbury and painted vivid word images of what he saw. John Betjeman, the twentieth century poet enthused over the town.
Our collection has been greatly enlarged and enhanced by the generous donation by the Hatchwell family of their collection of pictures. To see larger versions please click on image.