ART FRIENDS WARWICKSHIRE ANNUAL MEETING Followed by talk:
THE UPTON HOUSE ART COLLECTION BY TONY MAWBEY
Kineton Village Hall, Mill Street, Kineton, CV35 0LB
Tuesday 4 April 2023 14.00 – 16.00
14.00 General Meeting
16.00 End of meeting
Please join us for our Annual Meeting when your committee will update you on the achievements of the last year and our current financial situation. It will also enable us to discuss the use of the funds raised by the generosity of our members, both to-date and in future. If you have any particular points to raise, please email in advance our chairman, David Howells, on firstname.lastname@example.org so that any issues can be covered on the day.
The business meeting will last around 30 minutes then will be followed by tea and the generous array of splendid cakes baked by Kineton Women’s Institute.
Following the tea, our speaker will be Tony Mawbey, a volunteer guide and external lecturer at Upton House. He will talk on the art collection assembled at Upton House by the philanthropist, collector and Chairman of Shell, Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted.
Lord Bearsted bought Upton in 1927 as a weekend retreat and filled it with an outstanding and eclectic collection, mainly of art and porcelain acquired over a period of more than forty years. The collection also includes pieces originally acquired by the 1st Viscount Bearsted, Marcus Samuel, which were inherited by Walter on his father’s death. Mr Mawbey will tell us the stories behind the purchases, where the art was bought, from whom, and why Lord Bearstead and his father chose what they did, often because the works are concerned with human beings and their relationship with each other and the world around them. The collection includes a considerable range of masterpieces from Bruegel and Guardi to Hogarth, Stubbs, El Greco and Bosch.
AGM attendance free. Ticket price for talk including refreshments: £16 Booking: see Event Booking p12
Booking closes on 27 March but late applications to email@example.com . Contact: Sandra Clowes firstname.lastname@example.org and include dietary requirements.