The Coventrys and Art exhibition at Croome

Paintings being moved for the coventrya and art exhibition

This new exhibition of portraits, from Croome’s own collection and on loan from private collections, showcases the history of the Coventry family from the turn of the 17th century through to the present day.

With works from famous artists including Allan Ramsay and Sir Joshua Reynolds, alongside a brand new commission from Malvern contemporary artist Antony Bridge – The Coventrys and Art looks at 400 years of history, from Thomas, 1st Baron Coventry through to the current 13th Earl, George William Coventry.

Portrait of Barbara St. John by Allan Ramsay
Portrait of Barbara St. John by Allan Ramsay
Portrait of Barbara St. John by Allan Ramsay

I have been keen to curate an exhibition of portraits of the Coventry family for many years and I’m thrilled that it has come together this year,” said Amy Forster-Smith, head of visitor experience. “We are very lucky to be working with lots of partners to deliver the exhibition, including photographer Tim Barrow, artist Antony Bridge, the Coventry family and the Croome Estate Trust. The Tapestry Room will be filled and gleaming with artworks from across the centuries – it looks stunning. All of the team are very excited to hear visitor’s reactions to the exhibition.” 

Exquisite miniature portraits are also on display.

Miniature portraits
Miniature portraits
Miniature portraits

The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks of the landscape at Croome by artist Lincoln Taber, a member of the Coventry family.

Artwork by Lincoln Taber
Artwork by Lincoln Taber
Artwork by Lincoln Taber

His work is displayed alongside the historic portraits and is on sale throughout the exhibition which closes on 17 May 2020.