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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.


Prince George of Denmark (1653–1708), Baron Wokingham, KG

Another portrait of Baron Ockingham (husband of Queen Anne)

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…

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…

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…

Thomas Manley Wescott Painting

Thomas was a member of the Local Government Board from 1868 until its dissolution in 1885. He served Wokingham three times as Mayor and once as Alderman. Mrs. Wescott presented this painting of her husband in 1919 to be hung in the Council Chamber.

Sarah Churchill (1660–1744), Duchess of Marlborough

An elegant figure plainly attired in a pale red or pink dress with ample pale blue drapers. Her richly flowing long hair hangs low down on her left side in front of her shoulder. She wears no jewellery of any kind. The freedom and fluttering of the…

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.

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…

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.