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2016 March Artwork of the Month

Pavilion, Officers' Barracks, Guernsey

Artist: unknown.  Early 19th century.

Medium: watercolour on paper

Status:  permanent collection (GMAG 2016.48)

 

This recently acquired watercolour shows a fascinating everyday scene, captured by an amateur artist, possibly one of the officers themselves.

Although rather naive in nature, the picture does capture a sense of what the barracks would have been like at the time. The charming details of the jumping dogs give the picture an informal air, a true window into the past.

We are not sure of the exact location depicted, and if those distinctive arches are still in existence.

Can you help?  Contact our Fine Art Curator helen.conlon@gov.gg or 726518.