Making the picture perfect

A specialist looking at a portrait.

Portraits, paintings and drawings, there are many different art forms that needs some care.

Sir Thomas 7th by Reynolds

This is an original Reynolds. It is on the National Trust’s ‘risk list’. The paint is peeling, varnish has rubbed off and the frame needs work. With your help, this portrait can bring Acland family history to life for generations.

Sir Thomas 7th, by Reynolds, is on the Trust 'at risk' register and needs conservation
Sir Thomas 7th Baronet, portrait by Reynolds at Killerton, Devon
Sir Thomas 7th, by Reynolds, is on the Trust 'at risk' register and needs conservation

Towne’s Colombjohn

This watercolour by Towne helps to tell an important story about Killerton and Oliver Cromwell. It needs conservation to the paintwork and frame. With your help, this painting can bring history to life for generations.

A fading piece of Killerton history.
A watercolour of Colobjohn.
A fading piece of Killerton history.

Grillions

These are some of the mysterious Grillion drawings at Killerton. The acid paper they are etched on needs love and care. With your help, they can bring Acland family history to life for generations.

The paper these are drawn on needs urgent attention.
Some Grillion drawingsat Killerton.
The paper these are drawn on needs urgent attention.