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WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH 2019

A DAY AT COMPTON VERNEY

to see: the newly (in March) opened exhibition:

“PAINTING CHILDHOOD: from Holbein to Freud”

This exhibition is a celebration of children, childhood and innocence. It brings together some of the most iconic paintings, sketches and sculptures of children produced in the last 500 years, including masterpieces by artists including Hans Holbein the Younger, Van Dyck, Murillo, Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Zoffany, Millais, Stanley Spencer and Lucien Freud.

I hope we shall have a tour guide – the curator of the exhibition.

You will also:

  • See the sister exhibition “Childhood Now” which features three contemporary figurative artists paintings;
  • Browse the Compton Verney permanent collection, and
  • Take a stroll around the park with its fabulous landscape.

We shall have a hot drink on arrival, and those who pre-book it may have a hot lunch – a choice of either a vegetable curry or a chicken dish plus tea or coffee (not included in the price).

Price: £40 for members; £42 for non-members. This includes the coach, general admission to Compton Verney and its collection, the 2 exhibitions plus a tour (I hope – not confirmed), admission to the Park, and a hot drink on arrival. It does NOT include lunch which will be £11.00 extra.

Timings:

  • 9.30 am – coach leaves Priory Lane, Burford for Compton Verney
    (coach will go through Stow and Moreton if you want to be picked up there). Hot lunch for those who book it (extra £11.00)
  • 5.30 pm Back in Burford.

See web-site for booking forms (see web address below) or collect at lecture, or contact Carolyn on 01993 822 296.

NOTE: ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE RECEIVED BY CAROLYN BY 5 pm ON THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2019 AFTER WHICH ANY CANCELLATIONS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. I MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 22 PEOPLE TO JUSTIFY THE COST.

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1. Download the application form, type in your responses, save it and email it to us. OPEN IN WORD.

2. Download the application form, print it out, fill it in by hand and post it to us. OPEN PDF.

Contact:

For more information contact Carolyn Walton, Mullenders, Swan Lane, Burford OX18 4SH. Telephone: 01993 822 296; mobile: 07867 511 873; email: visits@theartssocietycotswolds.org.uk;


Wednesday March 20th 2019

Compton Verney - Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud


June 2019(date tba)

Woburn Abbey and Bletchley Park


Autumn 2019(date tba)

Tate Britain: William Blake – visionary, print-maker, poet and painter.

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