Weston Park is internationally reowned for its exceptional art collection, much of which was assembled in London in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century by Francis Newport 1st Earl of Bradford and his younger son, Thomas Lord Torrington. Amongst their collection was a painting of St Catherine – a copy of an important work by Domenichino which they recorded as being a work by Mary Beale.
Thanks to generous funding from Art Fund, this fascinating work has recently been conserved by the Hamilton Kerr Institute at Cambridge in a project that has not only safeguarded the long-term future of the painting but has shed further light on the important female artist who copied the painting.
Join our Curator & Head of Learning Gareth Williams on Tuesday 12th July for a morning lecture at Weston Park in which he unravels the history and discusses the recent works to the picture.
10:30 – Arrival with tea/coffee
11:00 – Lecture in the Music Room
12:30 – Two course lunch followed by coffee at The Granary Brasserie followed by an afternoon at leisure at Weston Park, with the opportunity to visit the House and Collection, including Mary Beale’s St Catherine.
Tickets are limited and priced at:
- £40 for coffee/tea, lecture, lunch and access to the House and the Collection
- £15 for coffee/tea and lecture only
To book please contact Alison Poole by calling 01952 852130 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – Please note Alison’s working days are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.