Charles Norris Exhibition

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Charles Norris Exhibition

An exhibition of works by 19th century artist Charles Norris was opened by Thomas Lloyd, OBE DL, Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary, at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 16th November.

The exhibition was in conjunction with the publica­tion of the book “Charles Norris in Pembrokeshire 1805-1841”, which is available at the Museum.

This project  received funding from PLANED through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Between 1805 and 1841, Norris produced some 1,200 drawings and paintings of top­ographical and maritime inter­est. Of these, over 300 were of Tenby and its neighbourhood and these pictures documented the town as it changed from a medieval trading port in decline to a thriving Georgian holiday resort. The exhibition includes pictures of Tenby, Pembroke and further afield.

The exhibition and book celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Norris’s etchings of Tenby.

The museum is also grateful to the City of Cardiff Public Library for providing albums of Charles Norris’s work for this exhibition. These folios are available for research by appointment.

Pictured are Cllr. Michael Williams, Chairman of Trustees, Douglas Fraser, Tom Lloyd, Dr. Kathy Talbot, Honorary Curator and John Tipton, a previous Honorary Curator