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This relatively unknown gallery showcases the area's best collection of British and European art from the 15th century to the present. Most of the works are on display in the sumptuous Victorian Upper Gallery. The collection includes paintings by artists who have lived and worked in the Bath area, including Gainsborough. Singled out for special attention is the art of Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), now that he has been "outed" as the real Jack the Ripper in Patricia Cornwell's bestseller, Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper -- Case Closed. In the two large modern galleries downstairs, special exhibitions are shown. These exhibitions change every 6 to 8 weeks and are likely to feature displays ranging from cartoons to boat sculpture.