Rare new images of John Wood and his son John Wood the Younger
Wed 10 January
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
New research has discovered in Italy a group of miniatures of architect John Wood and his descendants; now owned by his fifth great grandson, Bernardo Blasi Foglietti.
Three hundred years ago, John Wood set out to transform his home city of Bath. Queen Square was one of his gems. By the time of his death in 1754, he and his son would have been easily recognised figures as they continued upon grand plans to develop Bath. Save for a stylised “conversation piece” by an unknown artist at the Museum of Bath Architecture, no images of either of them have been identified until now.
A joint event with the History of Bath Research Group will expand on the short lecture given in October at Swainswick Church, the Woods’ place of burial, revealing the portraits publicly for the first time.
David Crellin, the group’s secretary, covers the background to the discovery, how the pictures have been authenticated and how they have survived to this day.