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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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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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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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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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Get creative with us

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

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

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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.

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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.

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Sir Herbert Baker's travel blog

Owletts, Kent

Who thinks 'blogging' is a new phenomenon? Sir Herbert Baker produces his own blog of his journey back from India in 1914.

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En Plein Air at Red House

Red House, London

Pick up your easel and paints and head over to Red House for a day of outdoor painting in the garden.

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Our latest acquisitions

The collections at our places are always growing as additional items come into our care. See what new treasures are on display near you.

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4 PRINTmakers

Flatford, Suffolk

4 PRINTmakers Georgie Finn, Miranda Chapman, Julie Orpen and Anne Townshend are exhibiting together until the end of February.

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Shugborough through the eye of Dall

Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

The four paintings by Nicholas Dall have been relocated to the dining room, so that you can see what the landscape of Shugborough used to look like with all its features.

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Picture-perfect ways to keep the kids amused this summer

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Why not take inspiration for summer holiday entertainment from some of Upton's paintings of happy youngsters...