Original design for the ceiling of Bristol council chambers by John Armstrong

The ceiling design depicts buildings in Bristol at the edge and the centre details sailing ships from different periods of Bristol History.

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Tempera over black chalk on paper Dimensions: 38.3 x 76.5cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Through Joseph Friedman

The four corners show the allegorical figures of Enterprise, Wisdom, Industry and Navigation. In the final version the buildings are far more recognisable as Bristol buildings than in this original design.

Provenance

Private collector, perhaps Jeremy Hutchinson; private collector.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristol.gov.uk/museums

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