General Articles

Below are a number of articles, papers and notes compiled by the KB Historians. 

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Thomas Gainsborough – The River Trent at Kings Bromley – Philadelphia Art Museum

It used to be a mystery why Thomas Gainsborough painted this view taken from the grounds of Kings Bromley Manor.

However we know that John Newton of Kings Bromley bought No.9 The Circus, Bath  freehold between June and December 1768 from the Marquis of Caernarvon and put it up for sale in December 1782 after his divorce.

Research by Bath historian Susan Sloman, shows that Gainsborough lived at No. 17 The Circus between 1768 and 1775.