Art

The museum’s art collection includes works by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Augustus John, Louise Rayner, Peter Thursby and the archive of 20th century artist Rex Whistler. The collection (excluding the Rex Whistler and Peter Thursby archives) comprises approximately 4,000 items.

All Art Exhibits

Winterslow Beaker Burial
This painting is one of four by Thomas Guest within the museum’s art collection of some discoveries made by the Reverend A B Hutchins
West View of Salisbury Cathedral
Hollar was born in Prague and came to England in the 1637 after taking employment with the Earl of Arundell.
The Cross at Salisbury, while under repair
The Poultry Cross at Salisbury, while under repair, 1874 (oil on board).
Stonehenge – Restoration
The painting is a simple, yet elegant watercolour.
Stonehenge
This is an elegant watercolour, painted from life at Stonehenge. This image is both accurate as a portrait of the monument and also idyllic.
Stonehenge
Turner’s well-known watercolour of Stonehenge was the most violent image in his series of Picturesque Views in England and Wales.
Stonehenge
This shows the reconstructed monument from a bird's eye perspective during a ceremony at the winter solstice.
Still Life of a Hanging Bird, a Jar and a Cabbage
Still life was an art form favoured especially from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, particularly in Europe.
Still Life
Still life was an art form favoured especially from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, particularly in Europe.
St Ann Gate
This drawing was made when Constable accepted an invitation to stay with the Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop Fisher and his wife.
Salisbury Cathedral Interior, looking towards the North Transept
The complicated perspectives in this view of the Cathedral’s interior, make this one of Turner’s greatest architectural watercolours.
Poultry Cross at Salisbury
This market cross dates from c. 1450, the peak of the city's prosperity.