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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.

A Modern Picture Gallery by William Frederick Witherington RA (1785-1865) at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
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A talented young artist at Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd House and Gardens, Anglesey

Rex Whistler, born in 1905, was commissioned to paint a conversation-piece in the Dining Room. Rex fell in love with the family's eldest daughter - Lady Caroline. Rex spent much time with the family in the 1930s, becoming a great friend to our current Lord Anglesey.

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George Stubbs at Upton House and Gardens

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

We're lucky in having three paintings by George Stubbs in the Dining Room at Upton. Famous for his depictions of horses our collection show his rarer explorations of rural life.

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Visiting Velázquez

Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Kingston Lacy welcomes a remarkable Spanish painting from the National Gallery in London this year. To come and enjoy this painting, Kingston Lacy house is open via timed tickets to be booked in advance via the What’s on page.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Peter Lely's Penitent Magdalen emerges from the shadows

Recent conservation work on The Penitent Magdalen by Sir Peter Lely at Kingston Lacy has revealed the fine quality of this rare picture.

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Art Adventurer Backpacks at Petworth

Petworth, West Sussex

Get inspired the paintings in the mansion and for our younger visitors borrow a backpack brimming with art materials to make your own masterpieces in the great outdoors.

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Portrait of Sir William Croft returns to Croft Castle

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

Find out all about the Trust's acquisition of this significant portrait.

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Rembrandt or Lievens?

The attribution of the painting 'A Magus at a Table' has been the source of much debate over the years. Can advances in scientific analysis settle the matter once and for all?

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Erddig artist in residence

Erddig, Wrexham

Since November, Erddig’s artist in residence has been inspired to paint scores of paintings of Erddig. Discover Matthew’s unique journey through our historic house and enjoy nearly eight months' work on display in this exciting new exhibition.