An exhibition of work, selected from the Museum's collection, from the time of Thomas Monro (late C18th - early C19th) to the present day. It includes portraits of men, women and children in a variety of media and includes some miniatures. Many of these pictures by significant artists, including Hubert Herkomer, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Marguerite Frobisher, Kate Cowderoy and George Harcourt, are being displayed by the Museum for the first time.
The exhibition reveals the great wealth of talent that has emanated from the artistic community in Bushey with its important art school and later artists' colony at Meadow Studios. The Museum feels it is timely to display these portraits that form part of one of the most notable collections of art in the South East of England.
There will be children's activities relating to the painting of portraits taking place at the Museum on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January.