Friends excursions: Lady Tadgell’s art collection at Bourne Park, Kent
By very special arrangement, Lady Juliet Tadgell leads a guided tour of her home, Bourne Park. The tour will focus on her art collection, which features magnificent works by Stubbs and Reynolds as well as a collection of Old Masters.
Built in the early 18th century by Elizabeth Aucher, Bourne Park is a stately Queen Anne-period house in rich red brick and stone, now home to Lady Tadgell. Lady Tadgell inherited the world-renowned Wentworth Fitzwilliam Collection, which began when her ancestor Thomas Wentworth, a confidant of Charles I, had himself immortalised by Anthony van Dyck.
The collection contains works by Anthony van Dyck, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, Canaletto and Stubbs among many others, a selection of which will be available to view on this tour. Lady Tadgell will discuss the collection’s long and rich history, as well as her personal additions and her approaches to acquiring new artwork.
Prior to the afternoon guided tour, Friends will have an opportunity to view a number of preparatory drawings made by Stubbs, which are held in the Royal Academy Collection. Annette Wickham, the RA’s Curator of Works on Paper, will lead this viewing in the beautiful RA Library.
● Fully booked
Monday 10 April 2017
9.30am — 7.30pm
Meet in the front hall of Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
£150. Includes coach, coffee, lunch, tea and cake.