This exhibition showcases works of art recently acquired by Blenheim Palace, including rarely seen works by Sir Winston Churchill and family portraits from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
As part of a project to re-acquire key works from the Palace's lost collections, 15 paintings and 40 miniatures from the Estate of Viscount Churchill will go on display for the first time at Blenheim.
Winston Spencer Churchill, born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, was a lover of art and talented artist, spending much time painting the vistas of the Palace.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to view a collection of Churchill’s original paintings, exhibited in the Long Library. The main works are oil on canvas, impressionist-inspired landscapes of some of the places he visited during his lifetime.
Also on display at Blenheim Palace is the exhibition The Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective from 16 February to 22 April. Both exhibitions can be viewed for the price of one entry ticket between 16 February and 16 March – 50% off for visitors with a National Art Pass.