No. 1 Royal Crescent

Somerset, BA1 2LR

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No.1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house in Bath's world-famous Royal Crescent.

From the elegant drawing room to the splendidly equipped Georgian kitchen, it creates a vivid picture of fashionable life in Georgian Bath. Designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, the Royal Crescent is a fine example of Palladian Revival architecture and one of the greatest urban developments of the 18th century.

Art we’ve helped buy at No. 1 Royal Crescent

While they weren't painted as a pair, the two portraits by William Hoare use the same medium, have uniform sizes and frames, and treat their subjects similarly. The male portrait is of William Ffolkes, while the female sitter in the second portrait is unidentified. Hoare developed his style during nine years in Rome during which he met celebrated portrait painter Pompeo Batoni; on his return to Bath, he established himself as a portraitist who specialised in the use of pastels.

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Opening times

1 Feb – 17 Dec 17
Tue – Sun (and Bank Holiday Mons): 10.30am – 5.30pm
Mon: 12 – 5.30pm
Last admission 4.30pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)