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An exhibition representing the very best Italian Renaissance art from Glasgow’s extensive collection bought and bequeathed to the city by wealthy industrialists and merchants.

Thanks to a group of cultured moneymen in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Glasgow boasts one of the finest collections of Renaissance art in the UK.

In a cross-cultural exchange, Compton Verney is exhibiting 40 of these rare gems including paintings by Botticelli and Titian.

Of the wealthy individuals who brought art to Glasgow, perhaps none were more extravagant, idiosyncratic and visionary as Archibald McLellan who died a pauper having bankrupted himself in the process of acquiring his extensive collection. But we have Titian’s ‘Christ and the Adulteress’ to thank him for, a sumptuous Venetian painting with a controversial history, its rich narrative has kept critics guessing for centuries.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney House, Near Kineton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

01926 645500


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.


From Tue 9 Mar, 10am-4pm

From Tue 30 Mar, 10am - 5pm

The grounds currently remain open.

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