Some of the famous faces of the city of BathJanuary 24, 2019
Bath is an incredible city with a long history and beautiful architecture. Many people are choosing to move to this beloved city and are using the services of pritchards-bath who are specialist Estate Agents Bath. There are many famous people throughout history and modern times that have lived, worked and used the city as their muse.
Here are some of them:
Charles Dickens – One of the most significant authors in our literary history, it is thought that Dickens was a frequent visitor to the city and that a lot of the Pickwick Papers were based on the area of Bath. This was his first novel that was printed between March 1836 and November 1837 in monthly bite sized instalments. It was published by Chapman and Hall. The popularity of the Pickwick Papers dramatically from the first instalment that sold around 500 copied to the last one that sold an impressive 40,000 copies.
Thomas Gainsborough – the well-known artist moved to Bath in 1759 and lived with his family at Number 17 The Circus. He slowly started to attract more and more clients to his works and in 1761 he sent work to the Society of Arts exhibition (which is now known as the Royal Society of Arts), in London. From 1769 onwards he sent works to the annual exhibition for display. It was after displaying some of his works at these exhibitions that he gained national notoriety. Gainsborough was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, although he stopped exhibiting paintings in 1773.
Bill Bailey – one of the United Kingdom’s best loved comedians was born in Bath in 1965. He has gone on to become a well-established, comedian, actor, musician and presenter. He attended the King Edward’s School in Bath and was a talent pupil receiving many awards and an A grade in his A Level equivalent Music exam. He began his stand-up career as many comedians do working the circuit alongside other performers until in 1999, he won the Best Live Stand-up award at the British Comedy Awards. He then went on to appear in many comedy programs including Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI. He has continued to be a much-loved performer for many years since he first appeared in stand-up.
There are many other famous faces that have originated and lived in the city and the area continues to produce some incredible talent.