George Weare Braikenridge


Society of Antiquaries Fellow

"The encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries." The Society of Antiquaries of London, Royal Charter, 1751. For its history see Society of Antiquaries history


Braikenridge a patron of the Bristol School of artists. Central to his collection was a copy of William Barrett, History and Antiquities of the City of Bristol and a collection of more than 1,400 drawings and watercolours of Bristol.

For details see Sheena Stoddard, Mr Braikenridge's Brislington (Bristol, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 1981) and Francis Greenacre, The Bristol School of Artists: Francis Danby and Painting in Bristol 1810-1840 (Bristol, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 1973).

Braikenridge also a collector of fossils.

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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery