Art & collections
Object in focus
Wildflowers surround a mother and child in this tranquil summer landscape. Thought to be painted by Irish artist Mildred Anne Butler (1858-1941), it hangs at Killerton, Devon.
The delicate beauty of butterflies is perfectly captured in this 18th-century watercolour. Entitled 'Butterflies and other insects at the Brazils', it is part of a set of 13 watercolours at Scotney Castle, Kent.
Lanhydrock’s Edwardian picnic hamper has everything you need for a perfect picnic, including a kettle, spirit burner and cream container for making your own tea.
Bees were originally kept in woven baskets, known as skeps. It looks like a swarm of bees have escaped from their skep in this 18th-century tapestry at Wallington, Northumberland.
The perfect accessory for a summer’s evening, this early 20th-century cotton fan from Attingham Park, Shropshire, has a delicate design of poppies, daisies and corn.
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The majority of objects in our care are recorded on our National Trust Collections website. You'll find many intriguing items to explore at places near you