Last chance to see ‘John Russell, A Georgian Portrait Painter at Work’ exhibition at Guildford Museum.

Visit our free exhibition dedicated to the stunning work of local resident and Royal Academician John Russell (1745 – 1806) before it ends on 9 October.

Russell captured images of people from all walks of life, from quirky local characters, sober citizens, celebrities of the day and royalty. The show explores a selection of portraits and looks at the art of drawing and painting people’s faces.

Lead Councillor for Economy, Cllr John Redpath said:

“It’s been so wonderful to share part of the John Russell collection with our residents and town visitors. We are so lucky to have the work of one of the leading portrait painters of his time displayed at our museum and permanently stored as a part of our Borough Art Collection.

“It is so important for us to know what you thought of the show and your visit. Please do fill in our online questionnaire and tell us about your experience.”

If you haven’t visited yet, pop in and tell us what you think of the exhibition at Guildford Museum.

Our museum is housed in beautiful, historic buildings next to the Castle Grounds. The exhibitions are free to visit and include a variety of changing displays, plus a permanent collection of objects telling the story of our borough and surrounding areas.

The museum, a short walk from the main High Street, is open weekly from Wednesday until Saturday, 12 – 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm), with a programme of activities for different ages and interests.

Our online exhibition, ‘Georgian Woman Portraits by John Russell’, will continue to be available with more works by Russell.