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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.

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