Oil paintings at Surrey History Centre, Woking

The following oil paintings are included in The Public Catalogue Foundation book “Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Surrey” (copies are available in various libraries across the county and at Surrey History Centre). Read more about The Public Catalogue Foundation.

The oil paintings are housed at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND. To make arrangements to view the painting please call 01483 518737.

'Dog', 1821.  Artist: Micheal Angelo Lowther

‘Dog’, 1821. Artist: Micheal Angelo Lowther

'An Alpine Village', before c.1857.  Unknown artist.

‘An Alpine Village’, before c.1857.
Unknown artist.

'Dorking Church and Churchyard'  before 1837. Unknown artist.

‘Dorking Church and Churchyard’ before 1837. Unknown artist.

Web links and further information:

  • The painting of the dog is from a collection of material relating to The Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) (Lewis Carroll). The catalogue description says; “small oil painting of a dog (15.2cm x 11.5cm), signed Micheal [sic] Angelo Lowther 1821, and endorsed ‘Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Given to him August 1836 by Ruth Middlebrook who lived many years as Housemaid in his Mama’s family'” (Surrey History Centre catalogue reference DFC/A/1/5)
  • More about Lewis Carroll.
  • The second painting is from a collection of material relating to the Pascoe Family of the Bungalow, Otherwise Bracken Hill, Woking: Photographs and papers, (1800)-2001. The catalogue description says; “Commonplace book labelled Amy Pascoe. Comprising copies and magazine cuttings of poems in English and French. Leatherbound book with inset oil painting [?of Alpine village]”. (Surrey History Centre catalogue reference 6932/7/5/1)
  • Read more about Amy Pascoe.
  • The painting of Dorking church is included in a collection of material deposited by the Rector and Parochial Church Council in September 1986. (Surrey History Centre catalogue reference 1867/box21)
  • Surrey History Centre website
  • More about Dorking.
  • Visit the BBC/Public Catalogue Foundation “Your Paintings” website to find other oil paintings in public ownership in the United Kingdom.

To see other collections of oil paintings in public ownership in Surrey click on the following links:

Caterham Valley Library County Hall, Kingston Dittons Library
Dorking Library Esher Library Ewell Court Library
Godalming Library Lingfield Library Molesey Library
Oxted Library Sunbury Library Warlingham Library

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