Sarah Bayliss: The Lewes Town Hall Pictures: Stories behind our paintings
Three significant paintings from Lewes Town Hall: ‘The Visit of William IV’, ‘The Protestant Reformers’ and ‘The Battle of Lewes’, have been restored by the The Hamilton Kerr Institute, part of the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge.
These paintings relate specifically to important historic events that helped shape the cultural identity of Lewes.
Lewes Town Council has published a book putting these 3 paintings in the context of more than 30 others which make up the Town Hall’s collection. Researched and written by Sarah Bayliss, this book was designed by Mick Hawksworth, with photography by Tom Reeves of Edward Reeves Photography.
The book is available from Lewes Town Hall for a voluntary contribution.