Making the Granary Art Gallery their home until Saturday 1st August are seven outstanding historical portraits which are on loan from a private collection via the auspices of fine art agent Robert Holden Ltd.
The works comprise two full-length sixteenth century portraits by Marcus Gheeraerdts the younger, two Thomas Gainsborough portraits of the 3rd Earl and Countess of Aylesford, a Thomas Hudson portrait of Charles Jennens, a Christopher Steele portrait of Mrs Asheton-Smith and a portrait by Sir Peter Lely of the 1st Earl of Nottingham and Winchilsea as Lord Chancellor.
The Earl of Nottingham and Winchilsea is shown with his Burse of the Great Seal, whilst Weston Park’s indigenous collection has both the Burse and the portrait of his predecessor, Sir Orlando Bridgeman, who held the same office in 1667-1672 and can be seen in the House.
These works are very rarely seen by the public and so we are indebted to the staff of Robert Holden Ltd for selecting the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park as a venue for them to be shown.
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