We have been offered a great opportunity to view the Breakfast Room and Library at Corsham Court. These are the private rooms of James Methuen-Campbell and he will be our guide. The library itself has some superb rare and fascinating books, there is also the intriguing 17th Century painting of Mexico City by Villalpando. The numbers have to be strictly limited to two groups of 12.
For those unfamiliar with this hidden gem, Corsham Court is a privately owned historic house with a significant art collection located in Corsham just 4.5 miles West of Chippenham. The public rooms will also be open giving us time to view paintings by Reynolds, Van Dyke and Lippi as well as the allegorical portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1st from 1610.
Paul Ashford Methuen, 4th Baron, was a significant early patron of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and opened its first exhibition in 1943. Our Art collection has 3 of his paintings regularly on show, present exhibition has The Port of Bristol 1938.
The travel arrangements for this afternoon visit are for people to make their own way there, car share where possible or train/bus link. There several good places to lunch in or near Corsham.
We meet at Corsham Court entrance at 1.45pm.
The private rooms are limited to 24 in total, however the public rooms are open to the public on that day and each of our groups will visit that in turn with room guides.
Cost £17 to include private rooms and entrance to Corsham Court.
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Date(s) - 21/05/2019
1:45 pm - 4:30 pm