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. Scenes of London take visitors on a colourful journey into the City’s past, covering dramatic events like the Great Fire of London to everyday street scenes. The Gallery also manages the archaeological remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre which lie underneath the exhibition floors.
The Gallery’s focus is to collect works of direct relevance to the capital, whether in relation to the artist or to the subject of the work. Within this, the Gallery endeavours to acquire works of art which are representative of Londoners, and to be an art gallery about London for London. In this book, the Gallery’s Director selects her personal favourites from amongst this eclectic 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.