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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Fine Art Collection
Small collection of family portraits from the later 17th and 18th century. A pair of portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Bennett Langton and his with the Countess of Rothers). A set of four large minitures of the family of James Edward Stuart.
Later portraits from the 19th century including sketches and a finished portrait by Arthur Hughes and a pastel head by Holman Hunt.
A sketch of James Boswell ad vivum.
A painting and sketch by Edward Lear.
Local significance and national interest
Date range of collection
1700 - 1900
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

Location Details

National Trust, Gunby Hall
Gunby nr. Spilsby Lincolnshire PE23 5SS United Kingdom
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01909 486 411
01909 486 377 
Visiting Information
See website. To enquire about access to the library collection, please email or write to the National Trust Libraries Curator (mark.purcell@nationaltrust.org.uk)
Building Information
Red brick house with stone dressings, built in 1700 and extended in 1870s. Home of Massingberd family. Many of the rooms are panelled and there is a fine oak staircase. Walled kitchen and flower garden and contemporary stable block.
Collections Overview
Gunby Hall was given to the National Trust by Field Marshall Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery-Massingberd in 1944. The majority of the contents of the house was given with the house and estate. Collections include fine art, furniture, china, clocks, glass, books and memorabilia.
Display Overview
Room settings throughout the house including paintings, furniture and china.
Star Objects
Signed copy of Boswell's Life of Dr Johnson (1791).
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Management Information (Type)
  • Museum.
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