Collection of works by Hugh Thomson

Hugh Thomson was born in Coleraine and retained his links with family and friends in the area all his life.


Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £16,700)
Acquired in:
Phyllis Arnold

His work provides an insight into Victorian times and connects into the Arts and Crafts Revival. Thomson illustrated all the major authors of his time including Dickens, Austen, Goldsmith and Dobson along with works by Shakespeare. This acquisition of 17 artworks includes one of his last (1919) and an example of his experimentation with silhouettes (1917).


Collection assembled from various sources by Phyllis Arnold.

Venue details

Coleraine Museum Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, COLERAINE County Londonderry BT52 1EY 028 7034 7239

Entry details

Free to all

During temporary exhibitions Tue – Sat, 11am – 4pm Closed on public holidays

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