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Compton Verney is widely considered to be a gallery of international standing. The Georgian house is set in more than 120 acres of Grade 2 listed classical parkland, landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the most eminent landscape architect of the 18th century. Although the original estate was split up and sold a century ago, the ‘pleasure grounds’ still clearly reflect the sweeping grassland, ornamental lakes and Cedars of Lebanon for which Brown is famous.
Current exhibitions include the works of Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder - one of Germany’s most successful ever artists - and a show called Fabric: Touch And Identity - an exploration of how clothes and textiles ‘conceal, reveal and seduce through the lenses of art, design, fashion, film and dance’.
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park,
Telephone: 01926 645500
From Sat 13 Feb