Hidden potential at Coughton Court

Posted: 16 February 2015

Sir Nicholas Throckmorton (1515-1571), aged 49, by British (English) School, 1564, oil on panel. Coughton Court, Warwickshire © National Trust Images/John Hammond. This is Coughton Court's earliest portrait.

It’s time to confess: I know very little about portraits. I don’t have a degree in Art or History. My degree is in English, and my background is conservation, so I will apologise in advance if I appear easily pleased by the things I learnt when I attended my first Understanding British Portraits workshop! My role at Coughton Court is based mostly in collections care and researching and interpreting our broad range of beautiful items for the visiting public. The 600-year-old Coughton Court, ancestral seat of the still-resident Throckmorton family,[...]



The portrait collection at Eton College, Berkshire, 1 July 2015

Posted: 2015

Display of Eton Leaving Portraits, Election Chamber, Eton College © Eton College

The programme for this one-day seminar at Eton will comprise a range of in-depth presentations examining aspects of the college portrait collection, and extended tours to allow delegates to see how and where this varied collection is displayed.   The full programme and booking details will be announced in April 2015, please subscribe to the monthly newsletter for further details.[...]