Petworth Park Inspired: The Art of Landscape exhibition
As part of our celebrations marking 300 years since the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, this exhibition looks at the cultural dimensions of 'Capability' Brown's landscape project at Petworth . Open now up to and including 27 November, the exhibition demonstrates how we can consider the project as a masterpiece within its own right and through its majestic views went on to inspire great works of art in others.
As part of a series of exhibitions celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Petworth Park Inspired: The Art of Landscape exhibition focuses on the cultural dimensions of the Petworth landscape project and how Brown's masterpiece went on to inspire art in others.
On display see a select group of paintings by JMW Turner and others recapturing the panoramic views that 'Capability' Brown created.
Never before exhibited
Discover never before exihibited paintings on loan from the private collection of Lord and Lady Egremont like Turner's Dewy Morning, previously only visible on selected days.
Also featured, on loan from the Duke of Rutland, is a view of Petworth showcasing the Baroque style of garden that existed before 'Capability' began his iconic work, offering a direct comparison to those captured in watercolour by Turner.
See the Petworth landscape from a different perspective with our newly commissioned aerial film that offers a unique insight into the work that went into creating the park.
Archival documents are also on display for the first time at Petworth including the numerous contracts that were drawn together between Charles Wyndham, the 2nd Earl of Egremont and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and a selection of letters that demonstrate the friendship that grew between them.
Where is it?
Find the exhbiition located in the Servants' Quarters, the doors in the corridor are closed to protect the paintings from the cold but you are welcome to stop by and is included in your ticket.