Noel Gregory Baguley

Inspiration for our en plein air painters, but sometimes we know very little about our past members and their art... we would love to know more. [Highlighted: February 2022]

Hilly landscape
Chilterns over Fawley Bottom
Noel Gregory Baguley (1898–1980)

Oil on canvas
48 x 38cm
Date: 1959

RGA member 1956–1974
Reading Museum Accession Number
REDMG : 1959.177.1

Fawley Bottom is a small village in Buckinghamshire, north of Henley-on-Thames. Much of the Chilterns were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965. The artist John Piper and his wife, the librettist Myfanwy Piper lived in Fawley Bottom Farmhouse from the mid-1930s for their lifetime. This work was exhibited at the Reading Guild of Artists 29th Annual Exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery, Reading May 2 – May 30, 1959.

Noel Baguley lived in Webb's Farm, Middle Assendon which is very near Fawley Bottom, so this is possibly a view from his home. He was a member of the Reading Guild of Artists 1956–1974 exhibiting in a wide variety of media. Little else is know about the artist except that he served on the RGA Council 1958–1961 and again 1967–1969. The RGA and Reading Museum would be pleased to hear more about the artist's life and work, please contact Martina at if you have any further information about Noel Baguley, his work or any other of our past members.


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