‘Signing the Marriage Register’

The painting,  ‘Signing the Marriage Register’, painted around 1895 by James Charles, is in the permanent collection of Bradford Museums & Galleries Service, and is currently on display at Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford. It is a good example of 19th century genre paintings. This is a large canvas, 238.5 x 184…

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‘The Conchie’

The painting, ‘The Conchie’, by the painter, Arthur Gay (1901 – 1958), was first exhibited in 1931 to a sympathetic public reception. A decade earlier this would not have been the case. Background In 1916, with the Great War raging unabated and the number of volunteers drying-up, the British Government introduced…

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