Aristocratic tastes of England

 

South East view of Wilton from across the river, Richard Wilson (1714-82) / © Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wilts
South East view of Wilton from across the river, Richard Wilson (1714-82) / © Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wilts

 

The images within the collections of English historic houses are key to showing the tastes and lifestyles of some of the most aristocratic families over the last few centuries.
 
They include pastoral scenes by Samuel Palmer, vast English country houses, exotic lands visited on the Grand Tour and sumptuous portraits by Sir Joshua ReynoldsPompeo Batoni and Thomas Gainsborough.

Click on the links below to see artworks from historic houses whose art collections are represented by Bridgeman for licensing.
 

Arundel Castle, West Sussex
Belvoir Castle, Lincolnshire
Burghley House, Lincolnshire
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Firle Place, East Sussex

Goodwood House, West Sussex
Harewood House Trust, Leeds
Hever Castle, Kent
Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Leeds Castle, Kent
Leighton House, London
Weston Park, Staffordshire
Wilton House, Wiltshire

 

General Lord George Henry Lennox (1737-1805) Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708-87) / Goodwood Collection
General Lord George Henry Lennox (1737-1805) Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708-87) / Goodwood Collection

 

 

Harewood House, South Front (w/c on paper), Thomas Malton Jnr.(1748-1804) / © Harewood House Trust
Harewood House, South Front (w/c on paper), Thomas Malton Jnr.(1748-1804) / © Harewood House Trust

 

 

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK / © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK / © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees

 

 

Portrait of Thomas William Coke, Esq. (1752-1842) inspecting some of his South Down sheep with Mr Walton and the Holkham shepherds Thomas Weaver (1774-1843) / © Collection of the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Portrait of Thomas William Coke, Esq. (1752-1842) inspecting some of his South Down sheep with Mr Walton and the Holkham shepherds Thomas Weaver (1774-1843) / © Collection of the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, Norfolk

 

 

H.R.H. Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, on Portumna and Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, Master of the Bramham Moor Hunt, on Tommy (oil on canvas), Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) / © Harewood House Trust
H.R.H. Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, on Portumna and Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, Master of the Bramham Moor Hunt, on Tommy (oil on canvas), Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) / © Harewood House Trust

 

 

Thomas Smyth (d.1642) English School, (17th century) / © Trustees of Leeds Castle Foundation, Maidstone, Kent, UK
Thomas Smyth (d.1642) English School, (17th century) / © Trustees of Leeds Castle Foundation, Maidstone, Kent, UK

 

 

The Children of King Charles I of England (1600-49) and Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-69), 1637 (oil on canvas), Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) / © Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wilts
The Children of King Charles I of England (1600-49) and Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-69), 1637 (oil on canvas), Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) / © Collection of the Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Wilts

 


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