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

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.


Private collector, perhaps Jeremy Hutchinson; private collector.

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