On Thursday, May 9, 2013, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales arrived at Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, in Norfolk to open the spectacular exhibition, Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces from the Hermitage.
This great exhibition display’s the:
“…magnificent art collection [by] Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, sold to Catherine the Great to adorn the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, will be reassembled in its spectacular original setting of Houghton Hall for the first time in over 200 years.
Houghton Revisited runs from 17 May-29 September 2013 and is a unique opportunity to view one of the most famous art collections of eighteenth-century Europe. The display will include paintings from the English, French, Italian, Flemish and Spanish schools, with masterpieces by Van Dyck, Poussin, Albani, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez and Murillo.
As well as hosting the Houghton Revisited exhibition in 2013, Houghton’s unique history and interior, the award-winning five acre garden, the contemporary sculpture park, playground and restaurant, offer something of interest to everyone, and make for a great day out for all the family.”
If you are interested in learning more about the exhibition as well as about Houghton Hall please click here and here.
Click here to view a photo gallery.
A scholarly lecture with Dr. Theirry Morel about the exhibition, Houghton Revisited. Dr. Moral is the curator of this exhibition.
News report about the exhibition.
Brief history of Houghton Hall