Osmington is known for it's connection with the famous painter John Constable. He spent his honeymoon in Osmington and was great friends with the local vicar Reverend John Fisher, who shared his artistic interests.The village however had an additional long-term resident artist who relocated here after leaving London society in the late 1920s.
He is known commercially as the painter Talbot Hughes.Talbot had exhibited at the Royal Academy from the age of 17 up to 1913, when he sold his unique and highly sought-after costume collection to Harrods.
The sale was agreed with the proviso that after a year the entire collection would be donated to the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Harrods agreed to the conditions of sale and the costumes are still held by the V&A.
On 20 October 2017 we are holding an evening event at St Osmund's church, Osmington to see Talbot's work and hear about his life, loves and death.The evening is organised by Mr Jeff Little from the New Friends of St Osmund's who will talk about the artistic works of Talbot Hughes.
Lucy Wyman from Osmington History will also be speaking about the eventful and rather controversial life of Talbot Hughes.
Friday 20 October 2017 @6.30pm
St Osmund's church, Osmington
Tickets cost £5 each and include a picnic box and a glass of wine
To book tickets please call 01305 833849 or
All proceeds to the 'new Friends of St Osmund's church'
Registered charity number: 1172380
The charity was established to help restore and maintain St Osmund's church for community use and educate the public in it's heritage.
Osmington History is delighted to be working with the NFoSOC on this joint research project.