Sat 10 September 2022 – Sun 31 December 2023
We are excited to be unveiling a new display featuring highlights from the Grantchester Miniatures Collection in our British Portraits gallery. The Grantchester Collection of portrait miniatures was gifted to Compton Verney in 2019. It is a highly personal collection that was developed by the late Lady Grantchester, the sister of our founder Sir Peter Moores. Showcasing over 40 exquisite and intriguing miniatures from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this will be the first time that many of these works have been shown in public. The collection includes portraits in miniature by Isaac Oliver, Richard Cosway, George Engleheart and John Smart.
Henriette Rath, Madame Argand, nee Blanc (c) Compton Verney, photo by Jamie Woodley