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  • Collection: Paintings in the Town Hall

Market Place and Guildhall

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Framed watercolour painting of the Wokingham old Guild hall and Market Place.

Bull Baiting in Wokingham Market Place

A painting of bull baiting in Wokingham Market Place. While the artist is unknown, the style and manner of the work has led this to be attributed to an artist associated with James Pollard. The white building to the right is the old Guildhall.


George I (1660-1723)

Painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller a German-born painter who settled in England and became the leading court and society portraitist here in the late 17th and early 18th century. Kneller established a workshop-studio in London with a large team of…

Albert Dunham (1921-2007), Wokingham Town Mace-Bearer and Mayor's Attendant (1983-2003)

The portrait of Mr Albert Dunham wearing the full uniform of the Town Mace Bearer and bearing the Town Mace, was commissioned by Wokingham Town Council in recognition of his twenty years (1981 - 2001) continuous service in that office. It was…

Henrietta Maria Walter (1849-1937)

Henrietta, née Anson, was the wife of Arthur Frazer Walter (1846-1910), High Steward of Wokingham from 1895 to 1910, and son of John Walter III.


Councillor Ernest Goodchild (1894-1967)

Ernest served as Mayor of Wokingham in 1957. The painting was presented to the Town Council by the Wokingham & District Arts Group.

Portrait of a Lady and a Child

Two full length standing figures, life size, representing a Lady in black dress with indications of widowhood. The broad flat wedge-like piece of black cloth that descends to the middle of her forehead was in the 17th century worn by royal and noble…

John Churchill (1650–1722), Duke of Marlborough, KG

A large picture, a full length standing figure, the size of life, in civilian costume advancing to the right. His close shaven face is seen in three quarters to the right, the eyes looking at the spectator, wears a flowing wig. His coat is of a plain…

Charles II (1630 - 1685)

In the full costume of the Garter, his right hand holding back the white lining of his blue mantle. His left hand rests on a table covered with a crimson cloth, on which is placed the plumed hat worn by the Knights of the Garter. The background is a…

A painting of a man holding a newspaper

Thought to be of John Walter I, this early 19th century picture could be either a member of the Walter family of Bearwood or one of the managers of The Times newspaper that the Walter family owned.