The Landseer Dish’ Commemorative Salver, Benjamin Preston after designs by Edwin Landseer, 1837.

From the Woburn Abbey Collection.

Art Friends Warwickshire – visit to Compton Verney

 Compton Verney had the choice of objects from Woburn and the show focusses on materials and making across the ages:  wood, clay, stone, metal, textile and organic. From a monumental mid-17th century Mortlake tapestry, woven to a design by Raphael to expressive hand-painted silks by award-winning artist, Christian Ovonlen; from precious 18th century silverware, made by French Huguenot migrants, to highly personal glazed ceramic vessels by rising-star artist Shawanda Corbett, this exhibition presents a treasure-trove of unique and fascinating objects.

In the British Portraits gallery is a new presentation of the collection of portrait miniatures gifted by Lady Grantchester, sister of Sir Peter Moores, founder of Compton Verney. It showcases over 40 exquisite and intriguing miniatures from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, many seen in public for the first time.

10.15 onwards  Book in at the gatehouse and walk or take shuttle to the house. Tea, coffee and shortbread will be served in the Old Servants Hall.
11.00  One hour talk in Old Servants Hall by Oli McCall.  He will talk about the Woburn collection.
12.00  Break while room is set up for lunch.
12.10  Lunch:  Soup, sourdough, cheese etc. Four tables of ten.
13.15  Individual visits to the Woburn exhibition and the re-hung Naples collection.  Also the exhibition of portrait miniatures.

Price per ticket: £40 including the talk, light lunch and admission to all exhibitions. 

Booking Form for Visit to Compton Verney

  • This form can be used for booking places for up to 4 places on this visit.
  • We would like to know how many of you have National Art Passes, or are members of Compton Verney. Please indicate in the form below.
  • Price per ticket: £40 including coffee, the talk, light lunch and admission to all exhibitions.
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