Goodwood - Art and architecture, sport and family
Lecture | Royal Grammar School
Tuesday 2 October 2012 - 18:30
Home of the Dukes of Richmond, Lennox, Gordon and Aubigny, Goodwood House in Sussex was originally a hunting lodge bought by the 1st Duke, natural son of Charles II and Louise de Kerouaille. It grew in size to become the seat of this powerful family, incorporating a magnificent collection of paintings and works of art. Portaits by Van Dyck and Reynolds, views by Canaletto and equestrian pictures by Stubbs reflect the family's history and interests, The 3rd Duke, while Ambassador in Paris, acquired Gobelins tapestries, Serves porcelain and furniture by some of the greatest French cabinet makers of the 18th century.
Rosemary Baird was for many year Curator of Goodwood House and has written a book with the title of this lecture. She is also the author of 'Mistress of the House - Great Ladies and Grand Houses'.
Afterwards there will be a reception in the Perrins Hall with tine and light refreshments.
This event is organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.