Salisbury Cathedral Close Preservation Society

The Close Recorded: Watercolours from the Edwin Young Collection

A talk by Dr Emily Dunbar, Curator, The Young Gallery.

Doors open at 6.30pm, Wednesday 27th March for 7pm lecture: The Medieval Hall, The Close

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Garden. ©Edwin Young Collection 1

The Edwin Young Collection contains over five hundred watercolours, drawings and unfinished works of art, executed by Edwin Young. Edwin Young (1831-1913) was a competent and prolific Victorian watercolourist – the best of his work being fine examples of the genre. The collection is displayed on a rolling basis in the Young Gallery, which is situated inside Salisbury Library.

Young’s work provides an important source of topographical and social historical content, illustrating Salisbury and its environs from the middle of the 19th century to the period just prior to the First World War.

This illustrated talk by the Curator provides an opportunity to see illustrations of Young’s work focussing on the Close and immediate environs, as well as artworks from the wider collection.

Dr Emily Dunbar has a museological and historical background. She has worked in the museum sector for over ten years, including roles at Salisbury Museum and as curator of the Charles Dickens Museum. Emily has been curator of the Young Gallery since February 2023. Her role includes managing the gallery’s historic art collection, exhibition programme and funding campaigns.

The ticket price of £10 per person (members)/ £15 per person (non-members) includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
If you need wheelchair access please telephone at least 24 hours before on 07595 228516

To book, please go to:       SCCPS Box Office