Guildhall Art Gallery
Guildhall Art Gallery houses the City of London’s art collection and is situated in the heart of the Square Mile. The collection is particularly rich in Victorian art, whose styles and themes range from the Pre-Raphaelites to the late-nineteenth-century fashion for all things Oriental. Visitors are taken on a colourful journey into the city’s past, covering dramatic events like the Great Fire of London, as well as everyday street scenes. The Gallery also manages the archaeological remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre which lie underneath the exhibition floors.
The Gallery’s mission is to collect works of art which are representative of Londoners, both in terms of subject and artist, making it an art gallery about London for London. In this book, Director Elizabeth Scott selects her personal favourites from amongst this extraordinary range of works.
Elizabeth Scott has worked in London museums her entire career. She has been Head of Guildhall Galleries since 2017. In this role she oversees the Guildhall Art Gallery & London’s Roman Amphitheatre, City of London Police Museum and Billingsgate Roman House & Baths.