The homes of two famous East Anglian artists
Coach Visit | Gainsboroughs House
Wednesday 6 July 2016 - 09:15 until 18:30
The day starts with a visit to Gainsborough's House in Sudbury with refreshments in the Hills Room before a guided tour of the permanent collection which explores the life and art of Sudbury’s most famous son, who spent his childhood in this charming Grade I listed Georgian town house. The fine walled garden behind the house contains varieties of plants authentic to the period, including a 400 year old mulberry tree. Then the group will drive on to Castle House, Dedham, which belonged to Lord Alfred Munnings (1878-1949) whose paintings of horses have been described as showing ‘a sculptor’s grasp of essential form’. Discover much more about this prolific painter. The special exhibition, In Focus: Munnings and the Horse will explore in detail the artist’s skill in depicting the equine form through pencil, paint and sculpture.
Lunch can be pre-ordered in the pretty garden cafe by ringing the manager on 07900 683093, or bring a picnic instead. If time permits, the group may make a short visit to Mistley for the swans and towers on the way home.
The coach leaves Verulamium Museum, St Albans at 9.15am, picking up at Hertford (Old London Road Car Park) at 9.45am.
This event has been organised by the Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.