The portrait of William Atkinson by Lowes Cato Dickinson (1877)

Join art historian Dr Anna Maddison as she looks at the portrait of our very own William Atkinson.

The artist, Lowes Cato Dickinson, taught drawing with John Ruskin and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and was a founder of the Working Men’s College in London.

Amongst the subjects for his portraits included Queen Victoria, the Prime Minister and his cabinet, George Eliot, and scientists such as Arthur Cayley

Object of the Month

The Object of the Month lunchtime talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and highlight different objects from our fine art and social history collections.

Join us as we discover the hidden histories of items across our collections, from painting, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are freeDonations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed.


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