Portsmouth Dockyard, c.1877 by James Tissot (1836-1902). Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941.©Tate, London 2019
You're invited to step back in time and take a fresh look at Portsmouth through the eyes of an artist with a major new display opening at Portsmouth Museum on 21st September.
Portsmouth Revisited brings together over fifty views of Portsmouth, with the earliest work painted over 300 years ago and the most recent produced in the early 1900s.
Most of the paintings and prints are from Portsmouth's art collection. In addition carefully chosen loans from national, regional and private collections showcase a number of different views of the city; some have never been exhibited in Portsmouth before.
Featured works include: JMW Turner's Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, The Point by Thomas Rowlandson, Portsmouth Dockyard by James Tissot, on loan from the Tate, and a coastal panorama painted by Hendrick Danckerts, dating from 1675 which will be on display for the first time over 100 years, on loan from Her Majesty The Queen.
On the Point, Portsmouth by Admiral Smyth. ©Portsmouth Museums Service 2019
Cllr Steve Pitt Cabinet Member for City Development and Culture said: "We're privileged to have these paintings on loan and great for Portsmouth Museum to be able to host this display.
The depictions of Portsmouth's past by world renowned artists will be popular with local people and visitors alike."
The exhibition runs from 21st September - 2nd February 2020 and is free.
Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1
The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday and bank holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm Tel: 02392826722.
For details of evening talks and family activities pick up an events leaflet or visit www.portsmouthmuseums.co.uk