The Moonlight Pethers
GHT proudly presents The Moonlight Pethers, an exhibition of three important works by the Pether family exhibitedtogether for the very first time.
Abraham Pether and his two sons Henry and Sebastian lived and worked in Southampton in the late 18th andearly 19th Centuries. Many of their paintings depict romantic and picturesque views of the town at a time when the coastline was dramatically different.
The works portray the Old Town walls bathed in light and surrounded by water, revealing God’s House Tower’s previously prominent coastal position overlooking the sea.
The Pether paintings offer a glimpse back in time, prompting us to consider how significant changes to the shoreline have shaped our modern city and subsequently positioned God’s House Tower inland.
We are very grateful to Southampton City Council and Hampshire Cultural Trust for the loan of these paintings.