Prince Albert driving the Queen and Princess Royal in their Sledge, at Brighton, 1845

This print of Queen Victoria’s last recorded visit to the Royal Pavilion, in February 1845, was published in The Illustrated London News. It is one of the most popular images in our collection, perhaps because it looks utterly romantic. Who’s … Continued

London’s Camden Town Group visits Brighton and Eastbourne

Some of my favourite early 20th century English artists have been highlighted in two exhibitions in Sussex – the ongoing Down from London: Spencer Gore and Friends at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, and John Nash: The Landscape of Love … Continued

The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18 in 1815 in what is now part of Belgium. Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated by a British-led coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Army. The battle marked … Continued

Here comes the Moon: Edward Louis Lawrenson’s 1920s Sussex Moonrise

On the occasion of this year’s Harvest Moon (20/21 September) and the Autumn equinox (22 September) we hung this atmospheric landscape painting in Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. Curator Alexandra Loske takes a closer look at the painting and its … Continued

Old Shoreham Bridge, 1904

Today’s smattering of snow in Brighton has inspired us to look at some wintry scenes in our fine art collection. This 1904 oil painting by William Henry Boyd captures the loneliness and cold of a trudge through nearby Shoreham. The … Continued

A Trainee’s Experience on the Art UK Sculpture Project

Art UK’s project of photographing sculptures in art galleries nationwide recently involved objects in Royal Pavilion & Museums’ collections. The aim of Art UK‘s project is to photograph sculptures in public collections across the country to collate into one database. … Continued



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