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A Modern Picture Gallery by William Frederick Witherington RA (1785-1865) at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
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Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Mount Stewart, County Down

This double portrait of Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry and her son, George, was painted three years before Lawrence’s death, and is one of his grandest portraits.

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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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'If I could talk...' exhibition: Lord Curzon portrait

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

This larger-than-life portrait of George Curzon in ceremonial dress by William Logsdail.

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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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Fashion in Paintings: A new perspective

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

To label, or not to label? That is the question we’re exploring at Upton House this autumn. Prepare to look and think creatively, with a series of innovative picture labels designed to deepen your connection to Upton’s art.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The fire at Uppark

Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex

Tragedy struck Uppark in 1989 when much of the house was destroyed by fire. An incredible rescue operation was soon followed by the Trust's most complex restoration.

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Skin Deep exhibition at Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

From Monday 17 May, discover 'Skin Deep', a contemporary art exhibition in partnership with Meadow Arts. Artist Oliver Jones investigates society's obsession with beauty and perfection in an impressive series of large-scale pastel drawings. Don't forget to book your visit by heading to the What's On section of our website.