By abbie_taunton at 09:41 on 04/10/12
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A unique exhibition showcasing work from a Victorian Taunton Artist will be held later this October.
The exhibition, Harry Frier's Taunton, showcases unique Taunton townscapes over the period of 1883 to 1917. It consists of 60 original paintings, lent by local enthusiasts alongside some contrasting modern photographs.
A benefactor of the period wrote the following obituary for Harry Frier in a local paper 1921:
"Tauntonians of the future will owe Mr Frier a debt of gratitude for having preserved for them sketches of many of the old buildings in Taunton which have now been demolished.
"Others will thank him for delightful glimpses of favourite bits of scenery in the neighbourhood, and still others for the happy knack he had of easily delineating local characters or the nooks and corners of old Taunton.
There will also be art and heritage lectures by local experts on offer to those who wish to learn more about Harry Frier and his Victorian Taunton.
The paintings have been lent by local collectors and enthusiasts and show scenes of Taunton and its surrounds alongside some contrasting modern photographs.
The exhibition will be held at the Genesis Centre, Somerset College, from October 25 – November 6, from 10am – 4pm.
For full details of lectures please visit Events at http://tinyurl.com/26qmsdj or phone 01823 366743.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012