Work in Progress: Restoring ‘Petworth’s Beauties’

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Start time: 10:30

End time: 16:00

Event Short Description

See two recently restored ‘Beauties’ portraits for the first time at Petworth

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Work in Progress recently restored paintings display

This summer, Petworth is exhibiting two recently restored ‘Beauties’ portraits for the first time on site since they were returned to their original full-length size. Painted by the seventeenth-century artist Michael Dahl consisting of portraits of Rachel Russell, Duchess of Devonshire and Mary Somerset, Duchess of Ormonde.

This work in progress display spotlights the extensive conservation work that has been undertaken to restore these two works to their former full-length glory. You can see the two restored paintings in the Exhibition Room at Petworth. Conservation of the Petworth ‘Beauties’ was funded by the National Trust with generous support from Philip Mould & Company.

Saturday 11 June – Sunday 30 October, 10:30am-4pm.

Free display, normal admission applies (free for National Trust members).

Image: ©National Trust Images/James Dobson

Admission Details

Adult: £16

Child: £8

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Organiser Details

Name: Petworth



Venue Details

Address: National Trust Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR

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