St, Mary's Guildhall Paintings Collection
As the centre of the city's government, and the highest profile venue for receiving visiting dignitaries, the walls of St. Mary's Guildhall were lined with portraits to both commemorate the great and good of the city, and to advertise loyalty to the monarchy.

The collection of paintings that can be seen today at St. Mary's Guildhall are the remnants of a once larger collection (some of which are in undisplayable condition and stored at the Herbert Art Gallery), and include royal portraits from the 17thC to 19thC, and portraits of former mayors and esteemed benefactors.
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