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Special Display – Portraits from Chequers

Kings, Queens and Revolutionaries

Sat 7 June 2008, 11.00amSun 14 December 2008, 5.00pm

Portraits from Chequers presents a rare opportunity to view works of historical significance, whilst learning more about this important house. The official country residence of our Prime Ministers since 1921, Chequers reveals some of its portrait treasures in a display within Compton Verney’s British Portraits Collection. Not seen in public for over a century, paintings of Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria by Van Dyck and portraits of Mary I and Oliver Cromwell will be included. The display will also feature a mother of pearl and ruby locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth in which portraits of herself and her mother, Anne Boleyn, sit.