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  • Collection: Paintings in the Town Hall

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.


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…

Archbishop Laud (1573-1645)

Life size seen to the waist, in chimere and rochet, a frill round his neck and flat college cap on his head. The face is turned in three quarters to the left, light being admitted from the right hand side. It is almost the counterpart of the one in…

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.


Charles I (1600 - 1649)

Life size to waist, bareheaded, wearing plain steel armour and a square collar turned over the neckpiece. The oval badge of the Garter hangs in front by a short gold chain. It is believed to be a copy of the one by Anthony Van Dyke, now in the…

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…

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.

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…

George I (1660-1723)

A full length life size figure in a flowing wig, wearing a red Coronation tunic lined with ermine, pressing his right hand on the gold orb adorned with pearls, close to which lies the sceptre. On the table also rests a royal crown of four arches,…

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.