James Bisset

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Date:1793

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Unknown artist

James Bisset, 1793

Oil on canvas

740mm x 615mm

James Bisset (1761 - 1832) was one of the key figures in the development of Leamington as a spa town. He was born in Scotland but moved to Leamington in 1812 where he established a library, newsroom, museum and picture gallery on Clemens Street. In 1819 he built a new museum on the High Street where he housed his Collection of Curiosities. Bisset also promoted the town through verse and in his Descriptive Guide of Leamington Priors, 1814.


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1830s
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Donor ref: LEAMG : A829.1992 (64/24428)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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