Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Bishop of Rochester

Discover more about the rarely seen Sir Joshua Reynold’s painting of former Bishop of Rochester John Thomas during this special evening. Professor Robin Simon will be speaking about this stunning painting of Bishop Thomas.

The portrait has been loaned to the Cathedral reuniting the former Bishop with his Cathedral for the first time since 1793. The very robes he is wearing in the portrait are still in the collections of Rochester Cathedral and are displayed alongside.It has rarely been seen before and is due to leave for auction. The painting may leave Britain potentially making this one of the last opportunities to see this remarkable painting.

In addition, a self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds will be on display for the evening. Made possible by a friend of the Cathedral.

Thank you to High Sheriff Dr Gillian Fargher for supporting this event.


Tickets are £10 and include a glass of prosecco