The great British art quiz: set by the Holburne Museum, Bath


This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from over 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by the Holburne Museum, Bath. At the heart of the Holburne Museum is the collection of Sir William Holburne (1793–1874), fifth baronet of Menstrie. It was his wish that his collection be left to the City of Bath for everyone to enjoy. Since his death, more than 2,000 items have been added to his collection, including portrait miniatures, porcelain, embroideries and portraits by some of the greatest artists of the 18th century.

You can see art from the Holburne Museum on Art UK here. Find out more on the Holburne Museum website here.

Giovanni Paolo Panini was born in 1691 in which Italian city?

"Ruins of a Temple with a Sibyl, c1719, by Giovanni Paolo Panini"
What is the title of this work?

"Visit to a Farmhouse, c1620-30, by Pieter Brueghel the younger"
The composition of this sculpture by Giuseppe Plura, depicting Diana and Endymion, draws inspiration from which recurrent Christian iconographic motif?

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Who painted this work?

"The Byam Family, c1762–1766, by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)"
When did the Holburne Museum move to its current home, the former Sydney Hotel?

"The Holburne of Menstrie Museum, Bath, 18 January 1940, by Paul Ayshford Methuen (1886-1974)"
This work was painted by a member of a dynasty of artists that established themselves in Bath in the late 18th to mid-19th centuries. What was their surname?

"Self Portrait, c1794, by Thomas Barker (1769-1847)"
Who was the famous female writer who lived across the street from Sydney Gardens in the early 19th century?

"The Holburne Museum, Bath, 2001, by Peter Brown (b1967)"
This painting is the most sold postcard in the museum shop. Who is the lady depicted in it?

"Henrietta Laura Pulteney (1766-1808),  c1777, by Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807)"

You got…

A reasonable effort – room for improvement.

Time for an early bath.

You’ve got the Sense and Sensibility to crush this quiz.




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