Discover Upton's extensive art collection

Home to one of the finest private art collections in England, the artworks at Upton include famous pieces by artists such as Canaletto and George Stubbs. Discover more about these renowned painters in the articles below, and also read the story of how the Shell Oil fortune originally brought art to this special place.

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins by Tintoretto

Get acquainted with the artwork of Canaletto 

Discover an impressive piece in our art collection by one of the most famous view-painters of the 18th century.

The Labourers by George Stubbs

Enjoy our trio of paintings by famous artist George Stubbs 

Renowned for his depictions of horses, our collection of George Stubbs artworks show his rarer explorations of rural life.

Official Shell Oil Poster

The Shell connection at Upton House and Gardens

Delve into the story behind the fortune created from Shell Oil that shaped Upton House as you find it today and see how Lord Bearsted's love of art inspired their marketing campaigns.