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A Modern Picture Gallery by William Frederick Witherington RA (1785-1865) at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
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Pre-Raphaelite history at Red House

Red House, London

What was the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, and who were the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?

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Skyscape exhibition at Petworth House

Petworth, West Sussex

Skyscape is a unique exhibition focusing on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art, open from 11 January to 18 March 2020 here at Petworth House.

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Petworth's Royal Academicians: 10 champions of British art

Petworth, West Sussex

While a selection of the rooms in Petworth House are closed for important conservation work we are shining the light on the North Gallery and Chapel. From 2 January see an exhibit that highlights 10 masterpieces by founders and members of the Royal Academy that shaped the course of British art.

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Art at Chartwell - an outdoor art trail

Chartwell, Kent

This New Year, from Saturday 11 January to Sunday 22 March, explore the landscape of Chartwell that Churchill so cherished. On this outdoor art trail embrace the views of Chartwell for yourself, standing beside copies of the same views Churchill captured on canvas.

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Petworth Dark Skies

Petworth, West Sussex

Join us at Petworth for this exciting weekend of activities in celebration of the night sky as part of our Skyscape exhibition season. A weekend of lantern decorating and processions, natural voice singing, workshops and activities from award-winning authors, artists and performers plus stargazing in celebration of our inspiring skies. Take a look at each day for the full programme.

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Italian Lake Scene painting by Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell, Kent

Painting became an antidote to pressure and strain for Churchill. This one, painted in 1945 after losing the general election, embodies his response to the most difficult moments in his life.

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Reading Red House this Christmas

Red House, London

Christmas with a twist at Red House. See our traditional medieval decorations combined with an exploration into the world of medieval literature that inspired the Pre-Raphaelite artists to decorate Red House. Fri 8 Nov - Sun 15 Dec

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Exploring Queen Anne's Favourite in the Petworth House 'Beauties'

Petworth, West Sussex

You've seen Rachel Weisz's performance as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, now find out the truth about this enigmatic favourite of Queen Anne and her connection to Petworth.

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An introduction to Petworth House and Park

Petworth, West Sussex

Find out what Petworth House and Park has to offer from its extraordinary collection and 900 years of history to its atmospheric Servants' Quarters and the 700 acre Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscaped Deer Park.

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The Bosch Project at Petworth

Petworth, West Sussex

Discover more about our latest conservation project on 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Bosch and find out some newly uncovered features of this important painting.

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William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition

Petworth, West Sussex

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition, open from 13 January to 25 March 2018, celebrated the artist's relationship with the county.

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Paul Lewin

Trelissick, Cornwall

Trelissick Gallery is delighted to host artist Paul Lewin for our 2018 Summer Exhibition. In a career of some 50 shows, Paul has justly established his reputation amongst the finest contemporary painters working in Britain today. His paintings now feature in collections as far afield as Mexico, the Far East and Australia.

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House of Portraits

Powis Castle and Garden, Powys

Powis’ great halls and quiet chambers are full of portraits of real people. Delve beneath the surface of our exceptional collection of art and discover the secret messages hidden within them.

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The Reynolds 'Macbeth and the Witches' painting restored

Petworth, West Sussex

Discover the colossal conservation work that we undertake at Petworth and watch this time lapse video of the restoration of the gigantic Reynolds masterpiece 'Macbeth and the Witches'.

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Experience the Londonderry Loan Collection at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart, County Down

Learn more about items of international importance to the Londonderry family history including portraits and memorabilia.

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Conservation approach

Rainham Hall, London

Rather than a straightforward Georgian restoration project, the Rainham Hall team developed a unique conservation approach to reflect layers of history.

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Mary Ward

Castle Ward, County Down

Mary Ward was a gifted scientist, author and artist who we're talking about this year as part of Women and Power.

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Who was the Winter Queen?

Ashdown, Berkshire

Who was the Winter Queen and why was she so important to Ashdown House?