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Treasures of Gloucestershire at Chorley's in July

‘Treasures of Gloucestershire' is to be held in Chorley's Upper Gallery at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EU over the weekend 7th - 8th July 2012. Hosted by The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire, the exhibition aims to raise funds for Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment.

The exhibition will celebrate the rich history of the county of Gloucestershire, through its people, places and culture. Themes will include the achievements of Dr Jenner and Gustav Holst, the glories of our country houses and countryside, as well as Gloucestershire's traditions of agriculture, craftsmanship and sport.

A few of the highlights include:

‘Village Gossips, Village Life, Gloucestershire', painted in 1940 by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959). Spencer came to Leonard Stanley, near Stroud for a painting holiday in 1939 which extended to a two-year stay during which he painted several important pictures.

 

 

‘Village Gossips, Village Life, Gloucestershire' painted in 1940 by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959). Stanley Spencer came to Leonard Stanley, near Stroud for a painting holiday in 1939 which extended to a two-year stay during which he painted several important pictures. Loaned by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Blossom's horn. Dr Edward Jenner extracted a sample of the cowpox virus from a cow called Blossom, which was then used to create the first smallpox vaccine. Loaned by the Edward Jenner Museum, Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

Isabella Blow's wedding dress from her wedding to Detmar Blow in Gloucester Cathedral, 1989. Loaned by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Ploughing scene by John Miles of Northleach. Loaned by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Arts & Crafts furniture, objects and paintings by Sidney and Edward Barnsley, Norman Jewson, Ernest Gimson and William Rothenstein. Loaned from various private collections and Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Minotaur with Acrobats, 1997, copper wire sculpture by Sophie Ryder. Sophie Ryder, a contemporary Gloucestershire sculptor, takes inspiration from local wildlife and then instills her work with mythical elements. Sophie's monumental bronze sculpture, The Minotaur and the Hare is a well-known feature of Cheltenham's Promenade, standing 7 feet high. Loaned by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

Punch bowl made by Wedgwood and decorated with views of Cotswold houses by Alfred Powell, 1928.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of items taken on Antarctic expeditions by Dr Edward Wilson and a selection of his sketches and watercolours. Loaned by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and private collections.

Exhibition opening hours: 10am - 5pm.

Illustrated catalogue available.

For further exhibition information contact Catrin Hampton, Chorley's, 01452 344499, ech@simonchorley.com

Chorley's
Prinknash Abbey Park
Near Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL4 8EX

Tel: +44 (0) 1452 344499

Fax: +44 (0) 1452 814533

Source: IONA PR

 

 

 

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