Holburne's new twist on then and now photographs
A popular theme in photography in recent years has been the 'then and now' idea where old photographs are married to exact replicas taken today.
Bath's Holburne Museum has given the idea a new twist by marrying drawings of Bath city centre done 100 years ago with modern photographs in this case taken by local photographer and historian Dan Brown.
This is another of the Holburne's free exhibitions and it is now on until May 12.
The drawings were done by Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968) who in 1934 gave the Holburne some "drawings I made of the streets of Bath some years ago" – probably in 1916 when she was living in Bladud Buildings.
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Sylvia was among the most accomplished of the circle around Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), and her sketches of Bath have the same air of faded gentility as Sickert's Camden Town works.
They have not been exhibited since 1990.
On this occasion, the museum will be showing a selection of the drawings alongside photographs by Dan Brown taken on the same spot today.
Together they show how little Bath has changed in 100 years.
Between digitising the historical images of Bath for his website Bath in Time, Dan has also been the fine-art photographer in the South West for the Public Catalogue Foundation, photographing all the public's oil paintings (including the Holburne's) in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, the National Trust, South Wales and parts of Dorset.
He has produced several books on Bath that includes his own photography, including Bath – City on Show, Bristol – City on Show, Bath in the Blitz – Then & Now and Water, History & Style – Bath: World Heritage Site.