Wilton House in Salisbury, England, has been the ancestral home of the Earl of Pembroke for nearly 500 years and boasts one of the most fascinating and varied histories of all Britain’s historic houses. Shaped over centuries by the most significant names in architecture and interior design, Wilton is known as the finest example of Palladian architecture in England, with interiors by Inigo Jones, John Webb and Edward Pearce, furniture by William Kent and Thomas Chippendale, and unparalleled collections of both classical sculpture and Old Master paintings with masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and Tintoretto among its rooms. This talk will explore the development of the house and its collections.
John Martin Robinson an historian and acclaimed author of over thirty books, including studies of the Wyatts and the architecture of country houses. He worked for the Greater London Council Historic Buildings Division from 1974 to 1986 and is a former Vice-Chairman of the Georgian Group. He serves as Maltravers Herald Extraordinary, one of Her Majesty’s Officers of Arms, and is Librarian to the Duke of Norfolk. He has been an architectural writer for Country Life magazine for over forty years, contributing almost 400 articles and reviews. His most recent book, Wilton House: The Art, Architecture and Interiors of One of Britain’s Great Stately Homes, was published earlier this year.
Doors open 6pm, talk starts 6.30pm (inc. wine).
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Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.2021-09-21 18:30 2021-09-21 18:30 Europe/London Wilton House: The Art, Architecture and Interiors of One of Britain’s Great Stately Homes This talk will explore the development of the house and its collections. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/09/21/wilton-house-the-art-architecture-and-interiors-of-one-of-britains-great-stately-homes-272896 The Georgian Group,12 Devonshire Street,London,
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