Leather bound folio of 77 watercolours and drawings of Sussex by James Lambert Senior

The two James Lamberts where uncle and nephew and the most important artists to have worked in Lewes for any length of time.


Watercolour & pencil on paper
65 x 42 x 3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,500 ( Total: £31,530)
Acquired in:
Mr P Hockett

The majority portray some aspect of Lewes, from gravestones to buildings, with particular emphasis on the Castle and its surroundings. There are also other grand houses, such as Bodiam, and a dramatic view of the inside of East Grinstead Church after its steeple had blown down in 1785.

Artists include


Privately owned throughout its history which can be traced back to a Lambert patron

Venue details

Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum 169 High Street, LEWES East Sussex BN7 1YE 01273 486290 www.sussexpast.co.uk

Entry details

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