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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition, open from 13 January to 25 March 2018, celebrated the artist's relationship with the county.
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.
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.
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'.
RM13 residents can visit Rainham Hall free of charge on every last Saturday (10:30-4:30pm) and every first Thursday (6pm-9pm) of the month (July - October).
Past owners of country houses have had an enormous influence on historic interiors by indulging their passion for the latest fashion or covering an existing decorative scheme because it was too garish for their taste. Paintings Conservation Adviser Christine Sitwell takes a look at four different National Trust places to tell the story of wall paint through the ages.
As you visit over the next few weeks you may notice that the Hall will be getting a bit of a face-lift
Find out how the National Trust redecorated and furnished Mompesson before opening the house to visitors in 1977.
The collections at our places are always growing as additional items come into our care. See what new treasures are on display near you.
Join us in June and July and challenge yourself to a new hobby
Who was the Winter Queen and why was she so important to Ashdown House?
In a dominant position over the stairs hangs Bishop Burnet’s portrait, by Godfrey Kneller, the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.