Founded in 1884 by Louth Naturalists',
Antiquarian and Literary Society
Registered Charity No. 1145436
A Local Independent Museum
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Louth Museum is the proud custodian of the largest public display of works by this supremely gifted, prolific but little known Victorian artist. Louth Museum has conducted a nationwide search in order to assemble the most comprehensive collection of Wallis’s work ever brought together under one roof. Thomas Wallis was compared favourably to the legendary Grinling Gibbons by artist and critic John Ruskin and Thomas Wallis won medals at the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862 in London, and received commissions from many admirers of his art in wood carving.
Now, in this exciting celebration of his skills, you will be able to get up close and appreciate the breathtaking detail and craftsmanship that went into every leaf, feather and flower; not only in his woodcarvings but in his drawings and paintings too.
The National Exhibition of Thomas Wallis Woodcarvings
was opened on Saturday 5th May 2012
Museum President David Robinson OBE with
Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, at the opening ceremony on Saturday 5th May 2012.
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