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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Fine Art Collection
Collection of Old Master and British paintings, reflecting the collecting interests of successive generations of the family of the Earls of Bradford.
Star Item(s)
Pair of Claude-Joseph Vernet Seascapes
Old Master paintings collected in the late 17th century; sporting art from the 18th to the 20th centuries; family watercolours; landscape works
Date range of collection
1600 - 2008 (Certainty: +/- 50 Years)
Accumulation Dates
1650 - 2008
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Weston Park Foundation
Weston Park Weston-under-Lizard SHIFNAL Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
Open Map
+44(0)1952 852100
+44(0)1952 850430 
Visiting Information
Please see website for opening times and public programme events. Learning visits outside of normal public opening times (by arrangement with the Learning Department).
By prior appointment only
Gareth J L Williams Curator to the Weston Park Foundation Telephone: +44(0)1952 852131 Email: gareth@weston-park.com
Ramps, wheelchairs, accessible toilets, accessible walkways, braille house introduction and menus, tactile list in house, all gound floor of house is level, lift access for first and second floors
Building Information
Country house built from 1671 for Lady Wilbraham, with alterations designed by James Paine for Sir Henry Bridgeman, 5th Bt. in the late eighteenth century, and further extensive alterations and additions in the nineteenth century by Thomas Rickman, William Burn and James McVicar Anderson for successive Earls of Bradford.
Collections Overview
Inidgenous country house collection with family portraits of the Wilbraham, Newport, Bridgeman and associated families, together with an important group of 17th century portraits of family contemporaries assembled by the 1st & 2nd Earl of Bradford of the first creation and by Thomas, Baron Torrington in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Display Overview
Country house collections displayed in the principal rooms of the house, with limited controlled environment displays. Stores accessible via special public programme event days.
Star Objects
Sir Anthony van Dyck - Sir Thomas Hanmer Sir Anthony van Dyck - Thomas Killigrew Carlo Maratta - Triple Portrait of Charles I after Van Dyck Sir Peter Lely - Mrs. Davis Sir Peter Lely - Lady Wilbraham John Michael Wright - Grace Wilbraham & Mary Wilbraham Thomas Gainsborough - Viscountess Torrington John Hoppner - Mrs Gunning John Constable - Henry Greswold Lewis John Constable - Rev. George Bridgeman Gobelins Tapestries Morel & Hughes furniture
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Legal Status
Legal title and copyright are the property of the Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation
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