THE ARTS SOCIETY WIMBLEDON
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DateVisit
11 February 2019Morning visit to Strawberry Hill House and exhibition
13 March 2019Morning visit to John Ruskin exhibition at Two Temple Place
11 April 2019Morning visit to the Wallace Collection
13 June 2019Visit by coach to Winchester, ancient and modern
17 September 2019Morning and afternoon visits to Hand & Lock's embroidery workshop
17 October 2019Morning visit to the Travellers' Club, Pall Mall

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Morning visit to Strawberry Hill House and exhibition
Monday 11 February 2019

Horace Walpole created his gothic villa at Strawberry Hill as a home for an outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, books and artefacts. Many works he commissioned for specific rooms, each of which has its own historical theme. Great paintings by Reynolds, van Dyck and Allan Ramsay are complemented by a 1st century Roman eagle, a distinguished Boulle cabinet, a fine collection of miniatures and a Limoges enamelled hunting horn. The collection was dispersed world-wide in 1842 and this loan exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Walpole’s treasures returned to the atmospheric setting which he created for them. After a guided tour, lunch in the Garden Café is included.

Image courtesy of Strawberry Hill House