It’s shaping up to be a great Spring for Georgian exhibitions here in the Midlands; Warwickshire stately home/art gallery Compton Verney has emailed me with info on this forthcoming show, which looks well worth a trip if you’re in the area.
Georgian Portraits: Seeing is Believing
20 May – 13 December 2009
This display of portraits, on loan from the Holburne Museum in Bath, traces the development of Georgian Portraiture in Britain. It examines the shift in the purpose of portraits from symbols of success and status, to a new era of realism and glamour.
Coinciding with the launch of this display will be our Georgian weekend, with a whole host of historical events and activities for all ages.
Above: Allan Ramsay, Rosamund Sargent (1749).
Toile de Jouy, circa 1760
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