Fine Art

Since the end of the 18th century, Hastings has inspired generations of artists.  They have been drawn by the diversity of its scenery, its historical significance anditand the industrial activity on its unique fishing beach.

The Museum's Fine Art Collection contains over 6,000 prints, drawings, watercolours and oils, most of which have a strong local connection.  Discover more of our oil paintings on the BBC Your Paintings website.


  • A painting of a ship landing at Hastings
    Rescue at Hastings by William George Moss

    W G Moss first came to Hastings in 1821 to ...

  • Painting of the creation of the universe through an intense love of light and of the skies by George Graham
    Earth's Awakening by George Graham

    This painting comes from the Creation series and ...

  • Painting by Sylvia Gosse of a statue and houses
    Rochefort du Gard by Sylvia Gosse

    Sylvia Gosse came from a family closely involved ...

  • Walter Sickert's portrait of Signor di Rossi
    Signor di Rossi by Walter Sickert

    Walter Sickert was one of the most influential ...

  • Painting by Carel Weight of a suburban surrounding
    Holland Walk by Carel Weight

    Carel Weight (1908-1997) was appointed as ...

  • Painting of Sussex playing Middlesex in the last county cricket match played in Hastings in August 1989
    Hastings Central Cricket Ground by Bill Day

    This painting shows Sussex playing Middlesex ...

  • Painting of the fishing industry below the cliffs of Hastings
    Hastings Beach by William Henry Borrow
    William Henry Borrow was born in Cornwall in 1840, but ...
  • A painting of the Old Town by Edward Leslie Badham
    E Leslie Badham

    Born in London in 1873, Edward Leslie Badham ...

  • Painting of a crowd inspecting the morning's catch on the beach by JMW Turner
    Hastings Fishmarket on the Sands, Early Morning by JMW Turner, 1824

    Please note: this painting will not be on display ...

  • Carnival series painting to leave a lasting record of the early 20th century society by Harry Furniss
    Harry Furniss (1854-1925)

    Harry Furniss was an artist and illustrator best ...

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