Dudmaston Hall

Dudmaston Hall offers something unexpected in the Shropshire countryside, a house that provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art.

The Hall is a modest 2-storey house of 9 bays, built is c1695. Its design is attributed to William and Francis Smith of Warwick the most prominent architects in the Midlands at that time. A neo-classical staircase was added in 1826. The interiors have 18th-century panelling and plasterwork, which have been refitted as galleries for the remarkable art collections.

On display is Sir George Labouchere’s collection of 20th century paintings and sculpture which includes works by Ben Nicolson, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth plus Rachel, Lady Labouchere’s collection of botanical paintings, topographical watercolours and the 18th century Dutch flower pictures which she inherited from her Darby ancestors (those of Coalbrookdale fame in the 18th century). Dudmaston also houses Chinese ceramics collected by both Sir George and Colonel Warre and costumes ranging from the 17th Century to the 1960’s.

Dudmaston is partly surrounded by a wilderness valley known as the Dingle, a romantic piece of late 19th century landscaping, one of the best examples of the Picturesque style of William Shenstone.

Price per ticket: £35 per person

The organiser of this event is David Howells (email david@artfriendswarks.uk

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