The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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‘…and amongst moneyed men he was looked up to as an oracle’.* Mr Coutts’s Chinese Wallpapers and the Art of Diplomacy, by Dr Laura Popoviciu

Standing outside Sir Frederick Gibberd’s modern atrium of Coutts & Co., gracefully incorporated into the Georgian building on the Strand and waiting to explore their portrait collection as part of a study day organised by the Understanding British Portraits network, I wondered about the Coutts’s taste as collectors. The semi-reflective glass façade would not give […]

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Revealing Stories for the Government Art Collection by Philippa Martin

This bursary has been used to collect information that will enhance an existing project to improve provenance records for works in the Government Art Collection (GAC). George Mogg (who helped research the provenance of GAC works at Christie’s archives) joined me on the following archive visits. We first visited Kent History and Library Centre in […]

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