Museum Gallery

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PAINTINGS IN THE MUSEUM COLLECTION
BY DAVID HAYSOM HONORARY CURATOR
The Museum Collection of oil paintingsĀ  consists principally of
  • Works by local amateur artists working during the 19th and early 20th centuries – such as Job Hardy and Frederick John Cleall
  • Works by professionally trained artists – as Alfred Palmer andĀ  James Walter Gibbs.
  • large oil paintings in the Museum of Swanage’s two founding fathers – John Mowlem (1788-1888) and George Burt (1818-1894)
    The portrait of Burt is by the artist John Edgar Williams (1846-1883), he also painted a portrait of George Burt’s wife Elizabeth (1811-1886) which is displayed alongside of that of her husband.
ALFRED PALMER (1877-1951)
JAMES WALTER GIBBS (1853-1906)