Ranger’s House and the Wernher Collection

  • Ranger's House |
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  • Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 11:30 until 14:30

 

Exclusive access to Ranger’s House, a Georgian villa built 1723, which today houses the Wernher Collection, an outstanding display of nearly 700 works of art purchased by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher (1850-1912).  Curator Annie Kemkaran-Smith gives a fascinating insight into the collector’s mind, illustrating her talk with a selection of works for our closer viewing.  The collection’s highlights include sumptuous jewellery, tiny carved Gothic ivories, fine bronze and silver treasures, paintings and porcelain, all marvellous examples of medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship.  Lunch follows after which we have free flow access to the collection.   

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund. 

Venue details

Ranger's House
Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath London SE10 8QX