Discover paintings at our places

We care for thousands of paintings at our places offering visitors some of the finest examples of art from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary showstoppers. Browse all our content about paintings, in one place.

A Modern Picture Gallery by William Frederick Witherington RA (1785-1865) at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire

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 5 November see an exhibit that highlights 10 masterpieces by founders and members of the Royal Academy that shaped the course of British art.


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.


William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition

Petworth, West Sussex

Book your tickets now for the William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition open from 13 January 2018. Tickets are limited so please do pre-book to see this one of a kind exhibition that celebrates the artist's relationship with the county.


The Bosch Project at Petworth

Petworth, West Sussex

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


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.


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'.


Reynolds and Kauffman: Royal Academy connections at Saltram

Saltram in Devon houses a fine collection of works by two of the founding members of the Royal Academy: Angelica Kauffman and Joshua Reynolds. As 2018 sees the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, curator Alison Cooper discusses Saltram's important collection of works by these founder members.


Sophia Cust and the boathouse

Belton House, Lincolnshire

The significance of Sophia’s work is invaluable and has left an incredible legacy which informs our thinking on the restoration of Belton to its former splendour.


Who was the Winter Queen?

Ashdown House, Oxfordshire

Our painting of the Winter Queen is going on tour as part of an exhibition in Spring 2018 so won't be available to see on our staircase tours throughout 2018. But who was the Winter Queen and why was she so important to Ashdown House?


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.


Introduction to Mompesson House

Mompesson House, Wiltshire

An 18th-century townhouse in Salisbury's historic Cathedral Close. It's easy to imagine living here as you admire the plasterwork and relax in the tranquil garden.


The art of the triptych at our places

A triptych is a work of art divided into three sections. These three-fold objects range from monumental altarpieces to private devotional objects. From Bosch to the Pre-Raphaelites, discover the beautiful examples on show at our places.


John Singer Sargent and the Palmer family at Ightham Mote

In February of this year John Singer Sargent's enigmatic portrait of Elsie Palmer returned for temporary display at Ightham Mote. Discover the fascinating connections between Sargent, the Aesthetics Movement and the medieval manor house of Ightham Mote where Elsie's portrait was painted over 125 years ago.


Art in Sussex this autumn

From contemporary art at Standen, to figurative painting at Nymans and a new group of paintings at Petworth. Take inspiration from art at these special places in Sussex this autumn.


Success in search for Melford Hall’s lost owner

Melford Hall, Suffolk

Discover the story of a portrait fallen foul to mistaken identity. Thought to be the 17th-century Archbishop of York the subject was an entirely different great from our past.

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Get creative with us

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Join us in June and July and challenge yourself to a new hobby


The Hinterlands of John Constable

Flatford, Suffolk

Nat Young captures the essence of the landscapes around Flatford with his beautiful paintings on show in the Boat House Gallery until 24 June.


Garden of the imagination: Lady Londonderry’s Mount Stewart

The gardens at Mount Stewart are the unique creation of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The formal garden 'rooms' are suffused with rich symbolism and theatrical imagery, evoking Edith's family history and Irish legend. Discover the story of one the most celebrated and original gardens of the 20th century and the woman behind them.